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Famed Photographer Brings 'Pictures Of Hope' To Nashville

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by Chris Cannon

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Nearly a dozen children in Nashville had a chance Monday to pick up a camera and put their hopes and dreams into pictures.

The children live at the Nashville Rescue Mission on Rosa L. Parks Boulevard in Nashville. They took part in the "Pictures of Hope" project spearheaded by celebrity photographer Linda Soloman.

"Just meeting the children, having them open up and share what's in their heart," Soloman told a group of volunteer photographers who became mentors Monday afternoon.

Solomon is traveling to 12 cities this year, and in each city she gives the budding young photographers a quick lesson on how to snap the perfect picture.

At the Nashville Rescue Mission, Tom Bannen Chevrolet gave the children who participated in the program a digital camera they are able to keep.

On a piece of paper the children wrote down their hopes and dreams, and went out into the neighborhood with their mentors to find ways to turn that list into pictures.

Photographer Bradley Spitzer worked with 8-year-old Michah.

"He has a really good list of goals and hopes he has for his life coming up," Spitzer said.

The 3rd grader had a long list, on it he put basketball player, soccer player, and being rich. But his biggest dream was at the very bottom of that list.

"(To) have a home, to move into a home," Michah said.

The boy would like to find a place for his mother, because that is something she wants. It is a dream that is far from a reality for many of the children who participated in the event.

But "Pictures of Hope" has encouraged many children over the years to reach for those goals. Spitzer has confidence Michah will be one of those children.

"If he applies himself and looks at a list like that, and decides to go after it, that he can accomplish anything that he wants to," Spitzer said.

Many of the photos taken by the children will be turned into holiday greeting cards. Those cards will be sold in the fall at the Nashville Rescue Mission.

This is the third year Chevrolet has sponsored Solomon's nationwide "Pictures of Hope" project.

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