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Written by Carly Matsumoto on June 04 2018

There is an exhilarating feeling that comes with traveling somewhere new; smiling at an unfamiliar face, scarfing down local cuisine, touching your bare feet on the grass, jamming to a new beat. I’d describe it as an immediate vulnerability with the unknown; holding hands with the excitement of exploration. I have been incredibly fortunate to have had this feeling many times, and I never want it to stop. Read Post


In Translation: The Camera as a Catalyst for Conversation

Written by Lucy Eagleson on April 23 2018

We’re only driving 35 miles, but the distance feels further. Julia, an immersion trip coordinator for USD’s service learning program, dashes us through the freeway lanes and swifty carries us in her small car across the Otay Border. We drive east towards Tecate, far from downtown Tijuana, far from the housing developments, down a long hill to land at a lightly maintained road leading us up to Albergue las Memorias - a center for those living with HIV/AIDS, addictions, and their family members. Read Post


Cine en Sherman a comenzado!

Written by OTL Staff Editor on February 22 2018

The inaugural screening of the film series Cine en Sherman took place last month at Sherman Heights Community Center. The featured film of the evening was Tony-The Movie, a portrait of homelessness in San Diego as seen through the eyes of the film’s star, Tony. The filmmaker, Dennis Stein, follows Tony as he navigates his housing options and searches for solutions to homelessness, not just as it affects him, but as it affects thousands across the county. Read Post


Through My Lens: Landon

Written by OTL Staff Editor on December 19 2017

​Landon is a senior at Met High School, currently in his second year of our Youth Council program and third semester as an intern with Outside the Lens. Read Post


Through My Lens: Andrea

Written by OTL Staff Editor on December 11 2017

Andrea is a youth photographer working with Outside the Lens’s Cameras Across Cultures program. This July, Andrea traveled with a small group of North American students and educators for a peacebuilding program and collaborative initiative in partnership with the US Peace Corps in Cartagena, Colombia. Read Post


Through My Lens: Anthony

Written by OTL Staff Editor on December 07 2017

​Anthony is a photography student and class assistant with Outside the Lens’ Cameras in Communities program at St. Madeleine Sophie’s Center for adults with developmental disabilities. Read Post


Through My Lens: Polo

Written by OTL Staff Editor on November 21 2017

When I look through the viewfinder, I see the world as a multitude of inspirations, waiting to be created into messages, stories, and poems. Read Post


Ivy Gordon Receives Inaugural Focus Award for Community Leadership

Written by OTL Staff Editor on October 02 2017

​It’s that time of year again when everyone at Outside the Lens (OTL) is busy prepping for our annual fundraiser, Shutter and Stout 2017! This year’s event will be held October 14th at Farmer and the Seahorse in La Jolla. As an additional feature of this year’s event, and for the first time ever, Outside the Lens will be awarding the Focus Award for Community Leadership to Ivy Gordon. Read Post


CxC in Bosnia-Herzegovina - A Student Perspective

Written by OTL Staff Editor on September 25 2017

In the Cameras Across Cultures BiH program, Kimberly collaborated with local students from Bosnia-Herzegovina and American students to create a short narrative film, which screened at the opening of the Mediterranean Film Festival in Široki Brijeg. We chatted with Kimberly to talk about her about her first trip abroad, collaboration in film, what it’s like to climb mountains for two 5-second takes, and why Snapchat on the big screen is the next big thing in filmmaking. Read Post


5 Reasons to go to Summer Camp!

Written by Lucy Eagleson on June 06 2017

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