4035 Hamilton Avenue
Cincinnati (Northside), OH 45223


Camera obscura installation view, Prairie student— in collaboration with Santa Maria Community Services, 2014, Inkjet print, 16" × 20"
Courtesy of Prairie

If These Walls Could Speak

Oct. 4, 2014 – Nov. 1, 2014
Sat:10 am–4 pm

If These Walls Could Speakis a collaborative educational program and project with teens/young adults focusing on the basic elements of photography through the use of the camera obscura, an ancient-imaging device used before photography to create expressive images through projection. Prairie will work with three community organizations to create several camera obscura installations on-site at facilities located in three different neighborhoods of Cincinnati. The images produced will be captured using conventional digital cameras and will serve as reflection stimulus for students, who will then create autobiographical and community works. Prairie will show the final exhibit of work from this program by featuring the resulting student work— images produced for the camera obscura installations (at the off-site locations) as well as reflective writing, videos and photographs.


Oct. 11, 2014
Prairie, 4035 Hamilton Avenue | Cincinnati, OH 45223

The Opening Reception for If These Walls Could Speak will be held on Saturday, October 11, at 6 pm.

Reservation Information:

Free and open to the public.