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Outside the Lens

The mission of Outside the Lens is to empower youth to use digital media to create change within themselves, their community and their world.  We use cameras and digital media along with a proven educational strategy that allows youth to think creatively and engage in issues that are important to them.  We are passionate about changing lives and making a difference by providing underserved youth and our community with the tools and skills they need to succeed in a digital world.  We envision a future where all youth have the access and education necessary to understand, evaluate and create media.  

At our Gallery + Media Lab, we host exhibitions of student photography created by our program participants.  We are open from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm Monday through Friday, and we are free to the public.  We also offer workshops in digital photography skills, including classes in photo 101, natural light portraiture, photo editing and film photography.  For more information, please visit our website.  


Mon-Fri: 9:00am - 5:00pm
Sat-Sun: By appointment only

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2750 Historic Decatur Rd
San Diego, CA 92106

(858) 349-7578

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