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Exhibit of National Park Photographs by At-Risk Youth at Yellowstone National Park

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Date: July 3, 2012

National Park Service
U.S. Department of the Interior

Yellowstone National Park
P.O. Box 168
Yellowstone National Park, WY 82190
   
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 3, 2012        12-047    

Al Nash or Dan Hottle
(307) 344-2015
YELL_Public_Affairs@nps.gov

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Exhibit of National Park Photographs by At-Risk Youth at Yellowstone National Park

Beginning in June 2011, 22 teenage boys at Northwest Passage, a residential treatment facility for at-risk youth, embarked on photographic journeys through rugged backcountry expeditions to Yellowstone, Isle Royale, Rocky Mountain, and Badlands National Parks. View the inspirational power of America's National Parks through their spectacular nature photographs in the exhibit: "In a New Light: At-Risk Youth Find Hope through Nature Photography in National Parks" on display in the Albright Visitor Center, Mammoth Hot Springs. The exhibit is on display from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. June 27 - July 30. Admission is free.

The St. Croix National Scenic Riverway, where "In a New Light" is based, served as their photographic training grounds. When the project began, most of them had rarely held cameras. With equipment, instruction, and a lot of time in wild places, the boys created stunning photographs and discovered a new side of themselves.

For a more in-depth look into the "In a New Light" journey, visit http://www.inanewlight.org/. "In a New Light" was funded by an "America's Best Idea" grant awarded to Northwest Passage and the National Park Service by the National Park Foundation through the generous support of Lowe's Charitable and Educational Foundation, The Anschutz Foundation, and Ahmanson Foundation.

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