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Midtown Through Our Eyes

A Student Photography Project

The Studio@620 invites you to Midtown Through Our Eyes, A photography project involving students from Melrose Elementary, John Hopkins Middle and Lakewood High school students.

43  energized student journalists

Countless eye-opening experiences

Over three weeks in June, with  cameras and notebooks in hand, student journalists in grades four through nine explored the south St. Petersburg neighborhood known as Midtown. They documented everything from the popular $2 Holla breakfast phenomenon to area children rope climbing huge oak trees to the inner workings of the Coast Guard station. Through this exhibit of 100 photos, you’ll truly see Midtown—through their eyes.


Special Exhibit Events

  • Opening Reception, Friday Oct. 2, 5-8 p.m.—Opening night will include student-guided tours of the exhibit, a performance by the Mount Zion Drum line and other student performances and talks. Free!
  • Midtown Poetry Night Wednesday, Oct. 7, 6-8 p.m.--Student poets perform poems about their experiences in Midtown and share poems inspired by the exhibit photos. Free!
  • Taste of Midtown Friday, Oct. 9, 5-8 p.m.--A sampling of food from Midtown restaurants at The Studio@620 and a performance by the Melrose Youth drum line. Free!

Presented by Journeys in Journalism, a special program in multimedia studies.

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