"The Fourth Grade Project" by Judy Gelles

Exhibition Description:
Fourth Graders from around the world answer three questions: Who do you live with? What do you wish for? and What do you worry about? Over the past nine years, Judy Gelles has interviewed and photographed over 300 fourth grade students from the USA, China, England, India, Israel, Italy, Nicaragua, St. Lucia, South Africa, and South Korea. Told in their own words, their stories touch on common human experiences and urgent social issues. The goals of the project are to bridge cultural differences and to foster a strong, tolerant student community.

Artist Biography:
Gelles received her MFA in Photography from the Rhode Island School of Design and a MEd in Counseling from the University of Miami. She has exhibited extensively throughout the USA and internationally. She was a featured speaker at TEDx. She is represented by Pentimenti Gallery, Philadelphia; DeSoto Gallery, Los Angeles and Etherton Gallery, Tuscon. Learn more about Judy on her website.
The Shipley School is a private, coeducational day school for pre-kindergarten through 12th grade students, located in Bryn Mawr, PA. Through our commitment to educational excellence, we develop within each student a love of learning and a desire for compassionate participation in the world.