Alumni Stories: “Where Are They Now?”

Talbot pictured as an adult.

“There were people I knew and people who I was comfortable with. It was like being amongst friends.”

“You’re allowed to have fun while you’re working but work must be done.”

“The art was there inside of me, but Artists For Humanity was able to bring it out.”

One of Talbot’s works from the Painting Studio at AFH.

“I don’t know if I would’ve been exposed to something like that without AFH. Who knows?”

“I saw that some kids whose schools were out in the suburbs — they had these photography projects, multimedia projects, lithographs, and all this art. In my school, there was never anything that deep. It was just pen and paper, markers, paint… Despite that, I was able to do photography because of AFH.”

A self-portrait by Lauren Talbot.

“There’s a lot of art in Boston, but I think a lot of it comes from outside of Boston instead of taking stock of what we have locally… hopefully [AFH] can [continue their efforts to] help more people see that young people in the inner city have something beautiful to offer.”

One of Talbot’s works from the Painting Studio at AFH.

“I would wear it with pride because it was a design that I came up with and sold to this company. Who could say that at 16 back in the 90's?”

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