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CHECK OUT THE FOCUS

I started a youth-led online photo-journal spreading awareness on important topics through photography. These topics include photos of anything from the recent "Stop AAPI-Hate" rallies to San Francisco's climate action around the community. Take a peak at what's going on in the Bay Area today and view the photo collections!

"Stop Asian Hate" Rally in San Mateo, California

Taken by Charlotte Rosario

THE FOCUS HOPES TO INSPIRE POSITIVE SOCIAL CHANGE. HOW? BY POINTING OUR CAMERAS AT THE ISSUE AND FOCUSING ON WHAT NEEDS OUR ATTENTION.

The Focus is aligning social justice, environmental awareness, and beyond with photojournalism. The aim is to spread awareness on important issues in our Bay Area communities today through photography. I created The Focus in hopes of inspiring other Bay Area youth to attend community events with their cameras and expose themselves to these topics in our world today. Not only will viewers of the site learn more about local and global issues, but so will the photographers themselves. Periodically, the site focuses on notable topics—issues that demand more attention and community-involvement—and a collection of photos are featured alongside a corresponding charity so viewers can easily take action.

Charlotte taking pictures for The Focus at a local rally.