Gallery Photos by Nicole Espina
Photo by Emily B., Westview High School

“My City, Your City” is the Museum of Photographic Arts’ 8th annual Youth Exhibition that encouraged students to use photography and video to explore the theme of home and community. They had nearly 300 students enter their artwork and a jury panel select the final pieces for the exhibition. The panel of judges included City Council President and Interim Mayor, Todd Gloria, freelance photojournalist, Sam Hodgson, arts educator and Program Coordinator for the Art & Photography Programs at UC San Diego Extension, Annika Nelson, and Museum of Photographic Arts (MOPA) Executive Director, Deborah Klochko.

The final selections are on display at MOPA in Balboa Park through Feb. 2. Additionally, twenty-three works displayed on an iPad in the gallery are also on view at the Civic Center Branch of the Chula Vista Public Library. MOPA is grateful for exhibition support provided by Adobe Youth Voices.

Of the many finalists, six students hailed from the 92129 area:  Emily B. (Westview High School), Jason G. (Westview High School), Caitlin H. (Westview High School), Sara H. (High Tech High), Nicole B. (Westview High School), Jared C. (Westview High School), and Tanya I. (Westview High School).