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Aspiring Photojournalists Showcase Works At "Carnival Of Color"

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Image Courtesy of Jenny Romney / IPC Visual Lab
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For over 25 years, Carl Juste has frozen time.   

With the shutter of his lens, the veteran Miami Herald photojournalist has documented the days and lives of those who live in and around South Florida. But now, Juste is changing things, putting the cameras in the hands of a new generation and showing them how visual stories are told.

A group 10 advanced photojournalism students will show off 10 weeks' worth of work, illustrating the vibrant colors that make up life in South Florida.

The students are the most recent class of the IPC Visual Lab. The program, founded by Juste, brings in aspiring photographers looking to improve their storytelling through images.

"This is a showcase for the students," says Juste, who's curating the event. "This is a measurement of the improvements they've made. We go back to the basics of using photography as a visual language to communicate."

According to Juste, people are too caught up with selfies and on-hand manipulation of images. He believes this exhibition will help showcase the vein of photography that is photojournalism. 

Juste was born in Haiti and fled the island with his family as a small child in 1965. He cemented roots in this city, attending Archbishop Curley Notre Dame Prep and earning a scholarship to the University of Miami.

According to Juste, his engagement with the exhibiting students was different than most student-teacher relationships.

"I don't see my role as one that teaches but as one that engages," says Juste. "This class helps start the conversation on something that I'm deeply passionate about; I'm so engaged that I just try to dig a little deeper with them." 

They students will present their work on Saturday, Oct. 25, at 7 p.m. at the ACND Gallery at Archbishop Curley Notre Dame Prep. 

The display will run from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. from Oct. 25 through Dec., with special hours during Art Basel. Opening night is free, but you must RSVP at news@acnd.net