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About i.imagine


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

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.

To read our 2020 Annual Report, click here.

Meet our team


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


Braedon was an intern for i.imagine during his final year of high school. Throughout the months of his internship, Braedon proved himself to be highly motivated and extremely skilled in his work. Upon graduating, Braedon joined i.imagine as an instructor.

Braedon says, "Being behind a lens has been the driving force in my life for as long as I can remember and to share that passion with others is something truly special for me."

Braedon Ryle,

i.imagine Instructor

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A passionate educator, Laurel graduated from NKU with a degree in public administration. After Laurel began a career at University of Notre Dame as an Executive Master of Nonprofit Administration, she began working with us at i.imagine. Laurel teaches the high school class located at Ryle. 

Laurel Nelson,

i.imagine Instructor

meet our team

Click here to meet our Board of Directors.

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