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Community, Photography and Storytelling between Applewood Residents and Students of Hampshire College

Applewood residents and Hampshire College students recently participated in a photography course entitled Community, Photography, Storytelling, taught by Hampshire Assistant Professor Billie Mandle.  The students and older adults worked closely photographing together and exploring photography’s ability to communicate stories.  In weekly classes they participated in group conversations and critiques.  They curated their photographs and narratives into a final exhibit that is being displayed at Applewood.

The resulting photos tell stories about the individuals and their shared experiences.  The class comments included, this class has “helped me see my own generation from a new perspective,” and “Living, learning and exploring, this class has opened my lens to new souls and individuals.”  The exhibit may be seen at Applewood, One Spencer Drive, Amherst by appointment, between June 18 and July 3, 2014.  Please call 413-253-9833 to make an appointment.  

Click on any of the images below to open up the photo slideshow.

By Annby Lorri


About The Loomis Communities:

The Loomis Communities has been a visionary in exceptional senior living throughout the scenic Pioneer Valley of Western Massachusetts. It was the first organization in the state to open a continuing care retirement community.

With a mission of enriching the lives of older adults, The Loomis Communities offers independent living apartments and cottages, assisted living and skilled nursing care on four campuses in the Pioneer Valley: Applewood in Amherst, Loomis House in Holyoke, Loomis Lakeside at Reeds Landing in Springfield, and Loomis Village in South Hadley.

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