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Students Capture the L.A. River on Film

During a recent trip to the L.A. River, Youth Voices student producers from the Los Angeles River School and The Los Angeles Leadership Academy were given disposable film cameras to document their experience. In a world dominated by the digital image, it is refreshing to see the L.A. River on film. Even more interesting, however, is to be able to see this magical place from the student's perspectives. The following images are some of the best images captured that day. Enjoy!

Photo by a L.A. Leadership Academy student producer
''What stood out to me was the river because we were able to explore around it and see what problems the river had, for example, it had a lot of trash in it and the water looked dirty. This stood out to me because the whole point is to help the river and I say we should make it cleaner.'' Photo by a L.A. River School student producer Photo by a L.A. Leadership Academy student producer Photo by a L.A. Leadership Academy student producer Photo by a L.A. Leadership Academy student producer Photo by a L.A. River School student producer ''I can see why people want to make the River a better place.'' Photo by a L.A. Leadership Academy student producer Photo by a L.A. Leadership Academy student producer ''We really want to go back on our own time to do more exploring and actually go for a swim. Some parts of the river were pretty nice but other parts were just dirty and full of trash.'' Photo by a L.A. River School student producer Photo by a L.A. Leadership Academy student producer Photo by a L.A. River School student producer Photo by a L.A. River School student producer Photo by a L.A. River School student producer

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