This year marks the 15th anniversary of The AjA Project !
Co-founded by Shinpei Takeda and Warren Ogden in 2000, The AjA Project is an organization that works to transform the lives of youth and communities through photography. I had the opportunity to catch up with Shinpei on Friday,
On Wednesday, October 5, 2016, a group of young people gathered in City Heights for the first session of The AjA Project’s Border Click project. Funded by the California Arts Council, Border Click was created in partnership with Tijuana artists Rebecca Goldschmidt and Josemar Gonzalez Lizarraga as a multimedia art project to
Collective Voices, a nine month AjA Project that highlighted the identities of eighteen young City Heights residents through photography, was done in partnership with Doris Duke and The United Women of East Africa. This blog post, written by AjA’s student interns, seeks to share some details and events from their
Administration and teachers like Hoover’s Gay-Straight Alliance (GSA) advisor, Michael Heu, received “Out for Safe Schools” badges and posters by participating in an LGBTQIA+ student-led “Out for Safe Schools” training at Hoover High School. By wearing their badges on lanyards and displaying the posters in their classrooms, Hoover High School
Photo by Jason Fletes
In the Civil Rights Movement of the 1950’s and 1960’s, people of color fought for more equality in order to end racial segregation and discrimination against African Americans. The movement prompted the Civil Rights Act of 1968, which made it a federal crime to “by force
Photo by Magnifique Tuyisabe
During the 2013 annual California Clean-Up Day nearly 60,000 Californians volunteered to cleanup shorelines and inland waterways, and removed 750,000 pounds of trash and recyclables…Where is all this trash coming from? – www.thankyouocean.org
“All the rainwater is collecting oil and trash from the streets and from
On April 23rd 2016, The AjA Project ,working in partnership with Barrio Logan College Institute (BLCI), set up a Cyanotype “Pop-Up” at Galeria 1881 in celebration of the 46th Annual Chicano Park Day. The Cyanotype Pop-Up was conceptualized as an event to both celebrate four years of STEAM programming
This spring, the AjA Project partnered with Media Arts Center San Diego (MACSD) and KPBS to deliver a new program at Hoover High School in City Heights called Speak City Heights Media Lab (SCHML). SCHML provides participants with professional journalism, photojournalism and videography skills to support the creation of media
On March 3rd, 2016 The AjA Project installed its newest piece of public art featuring portraits of local Southeast San Diego youth in the Market Creek Plaza of Southeast San Diego!
The large-scale photography mural, created in collaboration with The Jacob’s Center for Neighborhood Innovation, is a sequence of six,