Tonya Delgado, 17, sat in the exhibition space at Artworks, Trenton’s downtown visual arts center, surrounded by framed photographs hanging on walls, some of them her own work.
“I’ve always been into all types of art, photography, fashion, writing poetry, all of that,” she said. “But I’ve never really gotten the chance to display or to show anything.”
Delgado is one of six students and eight mentors whose work is shown in COVID-Topia, which runs until the end of the month.
Collectively, Fábrica De Fotos, is described as “a photography club of students and mentors embodying different cultures and generations, building unity through photography.” Students meet once a week through zoom with a mentor to discuss different photography methods.
“It has given me a chance to broaden my horizons and broaden my idea of what art can do,” adds Delgado, a Trenton Catholic Academy student who has