Photograph by Sabinah Photograph by Sabinah

This special installation showcases the work of 23 Los Angeles-area high school students who lifted their cameras and their voices to advocate for social justice in a program called Getty Unshuttered. Each of the students identified a social issue of personal importance to explore through photography, addressing questions of identity, trauma, representation, and equity. The images displayed in this installation represent their stories of life in Los Angeles.

Getty Unshuttered is inspired by Genesis Motor America.

Genesis Motors

Teen Stories

Why does photography matter? Hear from teens who are using their photos to make a difference.

Visit the Getty Unshuttered Youtube channel


Photograph by Michael Valenzuela
Photograph by Michael Valenzuela

Take the photo Challenge

Download the Getty Unshuttered app and share your photography with a community of young artists.

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Check out the Website

Learn more about the Getty Unshuttered program and view tips to help sharpen your own photography skills.

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Follow @GettyUnshuttered on Instagram to see original work by teen artists.


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