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When “Lens,” a New York Times photography blog, looked to teenagers across America to help them create a 21st Century portrait of America, one young Gentry photographer responded. “Juan Perez Bejar entered a contest through the New York Times called ‘My Home Town.’ It was a project for students to show their home towns,” said Terrie Metz, assistant principal at Gentry High School. “JJ’s (Juan’s ) pictures were selected. There were 3,000 entries and only 145 made it.” JJ’s photos of Gentry were published in “Lens” and will be archived at the Library of Congress. They may be viewed at: http:// www.nytimes.com/ projects /2013/lens-my-hometown / ?state=AR&page=1. According to the New York Times blog, they were looking to high school students “to help create a 21st century portrait of America, turning their cameras on their neighborhoods, families, friends and schools.” “We are hoping the project will allow young people from bustling cities, Rust Belt towns and rural outposts to capture their communities

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News, Pages 3 on 10/16/2013

Print Headline: Gentry student has photos published in NYT ‘ Lens’

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