Studio 678 Photo Club


Studio 678 has wrapped up its 2022-2023 year. Student work will be on exhibit at three locations this spring, George Eastman Museum's Gallery Obscura, Image City's Neuberger Gallery, and City Hall's Link Gallery. We hope you get a chance to enjoy all three exhibitions.

The Real Story, Photographs & Writing by members of Studio 678,

City Hall’s Link Gallery, 30 Church St

March 21st - April 21st, 2023

Gallery Hours: Monday - Friday, 9am - 5pm

If you would like to support our talented young artists please consider purchasing one of their prints. This year there are 38 youths with photographs for sale. By choosing to purchase a print or to become a sponsor you will be ensuring that all of our students learn that their vision and voice have value, and that hard work and creativity can PAY!

Check out our catalog for selection and prices

Students receive $45 for every 6x9 print sold and $90 for every 9x13 print sold. Studio 678 keeps the remainder to cover material costs.

For more information or to purchase a print:

Call the Photography & Digital Arts Department


Email Youth Program Coordinator Liz Webster

Studio 678 Photo Club is in its 25th consecutive year as a 24-session after-school program for students in 6th, 7th, and 8th grades from the Rochester City School District. The program is free to the students because of the generosity of our many funders.

The six goals of Photo Club are to:

• Empower youth to express their vision and voice through photography and writing.

• Enable youth to build life skills such as self-confidence, perseverance, and problem-solving.

• Encourage youth to connect with the community via field trips to historical, cultural, college, urban/rural, and other settings.

• Enhance knowledge of core school subjects such as ratios when mixing chemistry and the use of fractions when cutting mats.

• Energize youth to work together in teams.

• Establish mentoring relationships with youth, over a 1 to 3-year period.

Students learn how to use a professional 35mm film camera, go on field trips in the community to take pictures, make their own black & white prints in the darkroom, write poems or stories to accompany their photographs, and create their own pages for the annual club book using Photoshop. Students also cut their own mats and frame a selection of their photographs for exhibition and second and third-year students complete special projects.

At the conclusion of the year, all of the program members have their photographs and writing displayed at The Link Gallery in City Hall with an opening reception and awards ceremony in City Council Chambers. A student-created movie featuring their photographs/spoken word set to music is shown, the finished book is released and club members are presented with certificates of achievement from community leaders. Over 200 parents, teachers, friends, funders, and community representatives are in attendance each year.

In 2017 we added a permanent public display component to the program with 30 artworks placed in local public service agencies including Action for a Better Community - Action Front Center, Community Place of Rochester, East House, Pathstone Development, Lifespan-Wolk Older Adult Center, and many others. The community can enjoy the work of these young artists and the artists were paid for their images. This was funded through the support of the Fay Slover Fund of the Boston Foundation.

For more information, call 585-271-5920 or email

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