Booker’s Photo Essay

A mural of Kenwood Academy's marching band in action wearing the colors of blue, red and white
A mural of Kenwood Academy’s marching band in action wearing the colors of blue, red and white.
Kenwood Academy students gather in an assembly holding up red and blue glowsticks to demonstrate Bronco unity.
Kenwood Academy students gather in an assembly holding up red and blue glowsticks to demonstrate Bronco unity.
Sophomore Jamarcus Mosley is at work in class while wearing a colorful crewneck shirt with a picture of a mother and her child.
Sophomore Jamarcus Mosley is at work in class while wearing a colorful crewneck shirt with a picture of a mother and her child.
Junior Asha Meriweather wears two Sunflowers on her hair to celebrate the start of spring.
Junior Asha Meriweather wears two Sunflowers on her hair to celebrate the start of spring.
A class table is decorated with African-American colors to symbolize black heritage.
A class table is decorated with African-American colors to symbolize black heritage.
Kenwood art students designed a wall calendar to countdown the weeks for the senior class of 2015.
Kenwood art students designed a wall calendar to countdown the weeks for the senior class of 2015.
Sophomore Cemarah Spencer dons a floral blazer to show off her unique sense of style.
Sophomore Cemarah Spencer dons a floral blazer to show off her unique sense of style.
This earthly colored painting centers around a smiling potato with one eye and pieces missing from inside.
This earthly colored painting centers around a smiling potato with one eye and pieces missing from inside.
Seniors Lauren Berry and Hydeia Thomas wear similar hairstyles while working together on a project for class.
Seniors Lauren Berry and Hydeia Thomas wear similar hairstyles while working together on a project for class.
The bird art displayed outside of Kenwood provides hope for the students to excel through expression.
The bird art displayed outside of Kenwood provides hope for the students to excel through expression.

Photo Story

Kenwood Academy is a diverse high school with a plethora of artistic and gifted students. These students use their innovative talents to give life to our school. With everyone being their own person, we can collaborate and share our differences. For those who are not exactly artists, their creative self is displayed through their expression.

This year, the expression of our school and the spirit of the Broncos has been pushed to another level. Many events and opportunities have presented themselves that may not have been available in previous years. I have found that this is due to the ambition and the determination of the students.

The murals directly outside of the school strongly demonstrate the heart and soul of the Kenwood art society. My choice for the lead and clincher photos are representative of the various activities provided to the students attending Kenwood Academy. The lead being the Kenwood Academy marching band as they play a pivotal role during the homecoming season providing music to pump up the school spirit. On the other hand, the final photo a shot of a collection of art pieces which show birds soaring to different destinations.

Throughout the day, students express their self through fashion. My portrait photos display two students, each with a unique style. Jamarcus has a crew neck (sweatshirt) on with a woman carrying her baby which is reminiscent of Mary holding baby Jesus. Asha wears flowers on the opposite sides of her hair as it is still spring but coming closer to summer.

The overall message that I would like to convey is that everyone is a contributor of expression. Whether this expression is through being an artist, an expert in fashion or having school spirit, we do our best as Kenwood students.  By students being driven to do special things for the benefit of the school, the result is a beautiful and expressive environment.

3 thoughts on “Booker’s Photo Essay

  1. You used a lot of color and effort into showing us what we don’t see. You used great word choice in the captions. You used a large variety of photos. Your story as a whole was great you explained how well talented and diverse Kenwood is.

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