News of the Day


by Craig Altschul

There’s a new exhibit featuring photos of young adults who have had difficult living experiences, reports the Addison Independent. The High/Low Project, created in cooperation with professional photographer Ned Castle, includes not only photos but audio that re-enacts the highs and lows of these young adults who have received services from the Vermont Coalition of Runaway & Homeless Youth Programs (VCRHYP). Castle shot the photos, but the participants volunteered their moments, scouted locations with Castle, spent time behind the camera framing shots, and chose their two representative photos. Participants were identified by just first name and last initial and signed a release that they can reclaim and remove them from the exhibit at any time. “I believe strongly that this was an empowering experience, not an exploitative one,” says Castle. The exhibit will be on display at the Folklife Center and in the Merchants Row storefront through Feb. 28; it then tours all 13 communities with VCRHYP agencies. You can get a preview b y going to

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About Craig Altschul

Craig Altschul is Editorial Director of He is a veteran snow journalist, having covered the sport for more than 40 years. His syndicated snow sports humor column, Ski Tips, ran in newspapers across the country for 20 years. He was Global Editor-in-Chief for OnTheSnow for 12 years and has written for a variety of magazines and newspapers. Altschul is past president of both the Eastern Ski Writers Association and the North American Snow Journalists Association.

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