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Dreamscapes MOPA Youth Exhibition

By Jennifer Fogarty, communications content manager
Photographs by LJCDS students are displayed at the Museum of Photographic Arts.
Congratulations to Tayla Grainger '20 and Amy Cho '21 who are featured in Dreamscapes, the 14th Annual Juried Youth Exhibition at the Museum of Photographic Arts (MOPA). They were among the 100 selected from a total of 874 student submissions to have their work displayed through Sunday, March 1, 2020.

Since 2006, MOPA has held an annual juried exhibition showcasing the photographic talents of K–12 students from San Diego and Tijuana. Students are encouraged to submit work that responds visually to a particular theme. The winning entries are selected for their creativity and artistic interpretation of that year’s topic. This year’s call asked students to submit works responding to the theme of dreams—an exploration of the subconscious and the ways in which we perceive dreams. The featured photographs highlight individual and collective hopes, fears and future inspirations.

Students explain their submissions:

Tayla Grainger ’20 (photo above): “Depression and anxiety are incurable, and the struggle against mental illness is lifelong. Each day presents a new challenge, and we can choose either to tread water by taking positive steps towards recovery, or surrender to the current and drown. One day, I hope to float by finding and maintaining inner peace.”

Amy Cho ’21 (photo below): “Daydreaming tends to occur when we are alone, and it's easy to lose ourselves in those dreams.”


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