About i.imagine

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What we do
i.imagine is a nonprofit organization, providing photography-based education for students in grades 6-12. We offer afterschool programs, summer camps, and special, community-driven projects.

Our students learn to tell their own stories through photography. We teach both the fundamentals and the artistry of the medium, weaving in science, technology, engineering, art and math. Through our accepting and welcoming teaching style, kids gain a deeper understanding of how to connect emotionally to themselves and others.  We discuss the passion behind famous photographers' work and relate it to social issues facing teens today.

 

Each photograph taken by i.imagine students defines a moment in time that matters. They gain confidence by realizing that their images are unique because they, as human beings, are unique.

Our programs
We offer the following programs for students interested in exploring the medium of photography. Click on each to learn more:

 

Gray Middle School

Holmes Middle School

Ryle High School

 

Our impact
During the 2019-2020 school year, we helped more than 100 students to see the world through a different lens. 

96% of them said they feel more like an artist after completing our program.

89% said they have skills and ideas and that are valuable.

For more information on the impact of i.imagine, as well as testimonials from schools, students and parents, click here.

To read our 2020 Annual Report,
click here.

Meet our team

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Before launching i.imagine, Shannon taught elementary school and photography and graphic design at the high school level. She also ran her own photography studio. 

She started i.imagine to help fill a need that she identified for non-judgemental arts instruction to encourage students to explore their creativity and tell their own stories.

Shannon says, "It's truly a gift, having the opportunity to impact teens and schools in our community in such a meaningful way." She is a mother of two and lives in Northern Kentucky.

Shannon Eggleston,

Founder and Executive Director

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Katie came aboard as i.imagine's first teacher, other than Shannon. Her positivity and dedication to the students and their art education have allowed us to grow and begin to scale.

Katie says, "I love teaching for i.imagine because the camera gives my students the power to believe that their way of seeing the world is important, that they matter."

Katie Threet,

i.imagine Instructor

Click here to meet our Board of Directors.

 

i.imagine in the News

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August 5, 2020

Fox 19

Purple People Bridge art show features ‘fusion’ photography from local students.  MORE

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July 22, 2020

FotoFocus

i.imagine Helps High Schoolers Find Their Artistic Voice Through Photography. MORE

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July 21, 2020

91.7 WVXU

Cincinnati Public Radio

Art On The Bridge: Student Exhibit Gets New Venue. MORE

 
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August 7, 2020

The Purple People Bridge

Student art exhibit on bridge through August 14th. MORE

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August 1, 2020

Northern Kentucky Tribune

Purple People Bridge hosts student ‘Fusion’ photography show through August 14.  MORE

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May 21, 2019

Northern Kentucky Tribune

Exhibit to feature photography of Holmes students as i.imagine celebrates photography club, ‘Launch Pad.' MORE

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December 2, 2018

Covington Partners

Shannon Eggleston, Executive Director of i.imagine photography, was presented with the Above and Beyond Award.  MORE

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September 1, 2018

FotoFocus

I.imagine and Holmes Middle School hosts exhibit for FotoFocus Biennial 2018. MORE

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September 27, 2016

River City News

Local Teens Learn to Search Soul Through Photography with Real Cameras.  MORE

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September 1, 2016

FotoFocus

I.imagine hosts exhibit for the FotoFocus Biennial 2016 at Roebling Point Books and Coffee.  MORE