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Featuring Sierra Goodrich

May 6 – July 13, 2014
Exhibition Opening Reception: Tuesday, May 6, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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Youth In Focus is the first installment of a new Kidspace series at the Southeast Museum of Photography (SMP) that features the work of talented young photographers in Volusia County between 12-17 years old. This exhibition features the work of 16 year old photographer Sierra Goodrich, whose work came to the museum’s attention through her continued involvement with SMP youth programs over the past 6 years.


Sierra began taking a serious interest in photography when she received her first DSLR camera at the age of 10. As she recalled, “my 4th grade teacher noticed my creativity and recommended attending the summer photo camp at Daytona State College. When I first started this camp, I realized how much I actually loved taking pictures and capturing those perfect moments. I also realized how much I hated taking portraits of people; my passion at that time was animal photography.”

Sierra continued to take photographs through elementary, middle, and into high school. At the age of 12 she entered a contest in Nature’s Best Magazine in which her first photograph was published. In the 6th grade, she received three Best in Show awards at the Volusia County Fair.

“To this day I still love nature/animal photography but I am much better at taking portraits and have done quite a few photo shoots now for family and friends.” Sierra Goodrich
Untitled by Sierra Goodrich

In middle and high school Sierra participated in SMP’s Digital Photo Academy and signed up for workshops that allowed her to experiment with new photographic techniques and subjects. When asked about this, Sierra replied, “I love playing around with new methods of taking photos. Take light painting for example… it can be so frustrating to figure out when you first start, but the best part is learning how to take the best and most creative pictures you can. If you don’t explore new concepts, photography can become boring so you always have to be willing to try and learn new things.” And with that attitude she has opened her mind to new subject matter in her photographs, saying “To this day I still love nature/animal photography but I am much better at taking portraits and have done quite a few photo shoots now for family and friends.”

Sierra plans on studying Business in college. Whether or not she pursues photography as a career, she says that photography will always be an important part of her life.

All photographs are Inkjet Prints and were taken between 2010-2014.

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