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The idea for the photo contest is simple, Yung said. Just take a photo it can even be on a cell phone camera about something in East Oakland. It can be a shot of a place, or of people or an event something that holds personal meaning to the photographer.
But, as with the painting of a landscape or a figure, Yung hopes to capture more than meets the eye. The individuals who make up East Lacoste Jacket Full Zip Jacket
The contest is open to everyone, and Yung has been reaching out to schools, faith based organizations and community centers.
"A lot of the content on the Internet is geared toward young people," Yung said. "But we want this to be an intergenerational conversation, to make the community a whole. It's also a portal for community organizations to share their work."
Yung sees the project as a prototype, and hopes it will be duplicated at all branch libraries throughout the city. She has also designed large art glass panels for the windows in the main reading area of the new library. Green swirls, mimicking a leaf, merge with arcs and ripples in the glass.
art project strives to reveal the real East Oakland
"When I started doing research for this project, I knew that the superficial image of Oakland wasn't right," Yung said last week outside the East Oakland Community Library under construction on 81st Avenue, where the three winning photos will be displayed and a kiosk set up to access Lacoste Hoodie Womens
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"All I could find in typical media was mayhem and problems. But when talking to people in the community, the human story started to come through," she said.
Oakland's neighborhoods. The city's very soul.
be displayed on the website, "creating a collective portrait that offers an alternative to the stereotypical depictions of the community," Yung said.
Then write two or three sentences about the photo, what it means to you and how it defines your neighborhood.
"The whole theme of the project is interconnectedness and reciprocity," she said. "So with the overlapping ripples, the idea is that we really have an impact on one another. It's time to take back the East Oakland stories. Yes, there are real problems, but we need to recognize the good things that go on here too."
OAKLAND With the trained eye of an artist studying the model she's about to sketch, Rene Yung first observed East Oakland's harsh exterior as it often appears in the news, with frequent reports of shootings, sideshows and violence.
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