Creating Community Exhibitions

In addition to submitting student photos to ANU for the annual international contest, we encourage you to create a local exhibition of your students’ work.  Organizing an exhibition is a great way for your students to share their photographs with the local community while developing their confidence and leadership skills.


All you need is a designated space in your institution or community – a meeting room, a lobby, a classroom – to create a pop-up gallery, some simple supplies, and your creativity.  The students can carry out much of the work themselves, acting as curators, designers, producers, exhibition managers, educational guides, promoters, and advertisers in the process.


We recommend inviting the local community to a formal opening of the exhibition, where the photographers can share and discuss their images with visitors.


Here are some resources to get you started:



  • Jewish Lens Unit V: Planning a Student Exhibition [NEW PAGE]