The Pablove Foundation
2020 TRANSFORMATION GRANT WINNER
Pablove Shutterbugs is a suite of photography education courses that meet kids at various stages of their cancer journeys, all at no cost to students and their families. The entry point is the five-week Introduction to Photography course where students learn key artistic concepts, followed by Shutterbugs Alumni Summer Camp and concluding with a more technical ten-week Advanced course in rotating cities. Shutterbugs programs are produced in conjunction with elite children’s hospitals and notable arts institutions, with classes held at venues such as Museum of Modern Art in New York City, The Huntington Library, Museum and Botanical Gardens in Los Angeles, New Orleans Center for Creative Arts and Sawyer Yards in Houston.
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020, funding from Livestrong provides the catalyst for Pablove to develop activities to engage and nurture students’ creativity in the virtual realm with the launch of the virtual Shutterbugs class, providing this vital program to thousands of kids across the country each year. “The Pablove Foundation remained committed to improving the lives of kids with cancer. Our work did not stop,” Pablove CEO Kerstin Lynam elaborated, “This support from Livestrong provides the momentum to innovate how we deliver healing arts to kids who need it most."