2014 Mentoring Program
In 2014, YPA organized mentoring for 12 teams in the US, Canada and England. In all, 46 college photography students received coaching from 27 professionals, photographers and photo editors, over the course of the summer.
The 2014 theme: Boundaries
“There are no boundaries—only possibilities.” — Sakyong Mipham
Boundaries was the theme for this year’s annual mentoring program. The program provides encouragement and assistance to young photographers seeking to establish themselves as professionals in today’s market. This program allows students to communicate, document and offer inspiration to themselves and others through the power of photography. Talented college students and recent graduates will partner with leading photographers and industry professionals who participate as mentors to collaborate on a photo essay around a compelling social theme.
Whether they are physical, psychological, legal or social we all have boundaries that can prevent us from reaching our goals or potential. We can treat them as a limit on personal development or a challenge to be overcome in order to progress. The way we respond to boundaries, our own or those set by other people and society at large, defines our place in society and hence our identity.
“Self-image sets the boundaries of individual accomplishment.” — Maxwell Maltz
You can set, build, respect, move, overstep or break down boundaries. Boundaries draw people together and divide people. They create security and conflict. Moving or removing boundaries can be an act of aggression or reconciliation.
|Boston, MA, United States, led by Kelly Davidson & Stephen Sherman
|Houston, TX, United States, led by Chuy Benitez & Troy Fields
|Kansas City, MO, United States, led by Mark Berndt & Lucas Cosgrove
|Los Angeles, CA, United States, led by Laura Doss & Barry Schwartz
|New York, NY (team 1), United States, led by Steve Giralt & Andrew Hetherington
|Hallmark Institute Of Photography
|Penn State University
|New York, NY (team 2), United States, led by Michelle Kawka & Pauline St. Denis
|Pittsburgh, PA, United States, led by Brian Kladorf & Jon Lisbon & Laure Petrilla & Jen Saffron
|Art Institute of Pittsburgh
|Portland, OR, United States, led by Zeb Andrews & Joe Wilson
|University of Oregon
|The Art Institute of Portland
|Academy of Art University
|Salisbury, MD, United States, led by Kevin Fleming & Carl Goldhagen & Bill Wallen
|Preeda Dulyachinda Jr.
|Seattle, WA, United States, led by Tim Matsui & Erika Schultz
|Daniel Berman Photography
|the Art Institute of Seattle
|Toronto, Canada, led by Paul Eekhoff & Nation Wong
|London, United Kingdom, led by Dan Black & Jasmine Teer
|Amy D'Agorne Craghill