When Did it Stop Being Fun?
PHOTOGRAPHER PAMELA MAYERS-SCHOENBERG REVEALS A WORLD WHERE FORMAL EDUCATION BECOMES A SOLE FOCUS OF OVER-WORKED, SLEEP DEPRIVED KIDS
BURDENED BY UNNECESSARY EXPECTATIONS.
SHOW OPENS @ SANTA MONICA'S dnj GALLERY APRIL 16th
The American Journal of Family Therapy recently reported that, "students in the early elementary school years are getting significantly more homework than is recommended by education leaders." Photographer Pamela Mayers-Schoenberg couldn't agree more.
"I want to draw attention to this crisis for parents, educators and elected officials about how kids today are on this mad dash to the finish line. Many of them are in therapy or on medication because they have too much anxiety," she says. Mayers-Schoenberg will launch a new exhibition in April in hopes of shedding light on the importance of kids being kids.
As the mother of three K-12 students herself, she believes that "getting enough rest, family time, exercise and proper nutrition during elementary, middle and high school," is of vital importance.
WHEN DID IT STOP BEING FUN? opens Saturday, April 16th with a special reception at 7:30 pm at dnj gallery, located at 2525 Michigan Ave, Santa Monica, CA. The show continues through June 11th. Visit: mayers-schoenberg.com