The Emphasis Project

The Emphasis Project provides hands on experiences to emerge teen artist in real world projects. The students will be able to participate in producing a video and/or photo-shoot for a final project. They will have guided lessons in wardrobe styling, videography, photography, and managing projects. The students will collectively create a vision for the project that represents how they view what is happening in their communities. 

Collectively, everyone will learn and participate in the different aspects of  producing a professional artist video and/or photo; however, on the day of the shoot the students will be divided into groups that most intrigue them about the project.  Once the photo-shoot is edited and completed the photos will be sent in to a Chicago based magazine. Every student who participates in the development of the project will receive a copy of the work to begin a comprehensive diverse portfolio that can be used for career and college applications. The skills and project that the students will develop will allow them to compete in a global market.   


The students in Palmer Park summer program The Emphasis Project, put together this amazing photo. Take a behind the scenes look at the process leading to the final photoshoot. Their concept is "Your pass does not determine your future." 

The students in our program were tasked with creating a concept that displayed what they thought the future would look like. The students took it a step further and did a past, present and future-themed photoshoot. 

D.R.I.P. is a unique gathering that brings together directors, rappers, influencers, and photographers, creating an electrifying fusion of creativity and expression. With a focus on empowering and recognizing emerging artists, this event promises to be a platform where young visionaries can shine.