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Boys and Girls club photo project garners inspiration at Nacogdoches gallery

The photos are part of the national ImageMaker's Competition (Source: KTRE Staff) The photos are part of the national ImageMaker's Competition (Source: KTRE Staff)
The winners will get to take part in the regional competition (Source: KTRE Staff) The winners will get to take part in the regional competition (Source: KTRE Staff)
NACOGDOCHES, TX (KTRE) -

In April, several donors donated cameras to Nacogdoches children in the Boys and Girls Club and the Nacogdoches Photography Association for a photography project allowing them to show the world through their eyes.

"They were fearless when it came to taking pictures that I would've never taken and they came out really good so it was interesting to see their take on things, the way they saw things through their eyes," said Elton Scifres, the president of the Nacogdoches Photography Association.

On Tuesday, those pictures were placed all over the walls at the Cole Art Center in Nacogdoches for the opening reception of the ImageMaker's competition., a year-round program that encourages members ages 6 to 18 to learn and practice black-and-white, color and digital pictures.

But Scifres says it never felt like a competition and was just a fun project for the kids.

"We just went out and took pictures and had a good time doing it and gave the kids some instructions on how to take the pictures and some basics about photography and just gave them cameras and they had a great time," said Scifres.

The exhibit will be open until June and those winning pictures will get to compete in a regional competition.

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