Shazaam! In Focus is an arts-based program offered by Lakeshore Arts and facilitated by professional artists in grade 8 classrooms at local schools. In Focus provides Grade 8 students with a meaningful opportunity to examine their identity and the importance of self-reflection through spoken word poetry and digital photography at a pivotal point in their lives, before transitioning to high school.

At the end of each school year, select student photography and poetry is publicly exhibited in Lakeshore Arts’ Community Project Space and Toronto Public Library. Due to COVID-19, this year’s exhibition was translated into a book of photography available to view through Blurb below!