Published On: February 7th, 2022

We thank the talented photographers in our 2021 annual report, who drew on their deep roots in Cambridge to bring to life the world of local youth through powerful profile images and photos of the places they love. We invite you to learn from these two photographers, Kristen Joy Emack and Cindy Weisbart, in the videos below, as they reflect on what they learned from Cambridge youth during the making of our report, “Through their eyes.”

Kristen Joy Emack is a MacDowell Residency Fellow, a Massachusetts Cultural Council Photography Fellow, and a Boston Saint Botolph Grant awardee. Her work is currently on view in Finland, Atlanta, and Miami. She has won numerous awards locally and is known internationally for her documentary photography project, Cousins. Kristen is a Cambridge resident and a family liaison at the Cambridgeport School.

Cindy Weisbart composes moments of interdependence and empathy in her photos, through the interplay of gesture, light, and contexts unseen. Her work has been exhibited in Cambridge, Somerville, Boston, and New York, as well as in the 25th Annual Photographic Resource Center juried exhibition EXPOSURE 2021. Cindy is a CRLS history teacher who incorporates student documentary work into her classes. She is committed to the written, visual, and vocal power of young people – their representation of, and agency in, their worlds.