A small but excellent exhibit of photographs by middle-school students at Jamaica Plain’s Meridian Academy was on display for the past two weeks at the JP Art Market. The official description read as follows:
Meridian Academy students will show their photography in an upcoming exhibit at a local art gallery, the JP Art Market. The exhibit will consist of photographic essays representing each student’s perspective on topics such as poverty in Ecuador, the whimsical side of England, and the bustling complexity of the Forest Hills T station.
The students’ own commentaries were particularly interesting, especially since some chose to discuss their photos as works of art and others chose to write about their social significance. And perhaps that combination was the point, whether it’s rural Ecuador or Codman Square.