The Bright Eyes Project at Monterey Court

Main library photo taken by homeless Larry, camera given to him by Sylvia Sanders
Main library photo taken by homeless Larry, camera given to him by Sylvia Sanders
Main library photo taken by homeless Peter, camera given to him by Sylvia Sander
“The Bright Eyes Project Opening Photography Show is a project of Sylvia Sander a local resident and Private Investigator,  and the project is supported by The Carlos G Figueroa Foundation.

Sylvia Sander has given photographic cameras to numerous homeless people.

The goal of The Bright Eyes Project is to promote awareness and compassion for those affected by homelessness and to provide an outlet for them to express themselves through photography.

The Bright Eyes Project Opening Photography Show will be held at Monterey Court Studio galleries and Cafe, 505 W Miracle Mile on July 10th, 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm.”

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The Carlos G Figueroa Foundation is nonprofit 501(c)(3) made up of a group of volunteer videographers, photographers and other like minded individuals that are advocates for the homeless and those in poverty in Tucson, Az.
Ron Austin
520 909 6913

Personal Mission Statement: That all people be given the opportunity and resources to rise to their expectations. That all people be guaranteed the right to food, clothing, shelter and a quality of life that does not depreciate their presence.

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Carolyn Classen
Carolyn Sugiyama Classen, a life long Democrat, was born & raised in the State of Hawaii, was a Legislative Aide for U.S. Senator Daniel K. Inouye on Capitol Hill, and practiced law for a while. In Tucson she worked as a tribal staff attorney for the Pascua Yaqui Tribe and later was the Interim Executive Director of the now defunct Domestic Violence Commission. In 2008 she became a “My Tucson” guest columnist for the Tucson Citizen newspaper, then continued blogging for for over four and a half years. Her blogsite was entitled “Carolyn’s Community” about community events and some political news, until Gannett Publishing shut down the site on January 31, 2014. She started with Blog for Arizona on Feb. 11, 2014. Part time she has been sitting as a Hearing Officer in Pima County Consolidated Justice Courts Small Claims Division since April, 2005. She is married to University of Arizona Distinguished Professor Albrecht Classen, a native of Germany. They have one son, who lives in Seattle, WA with his wife and daughter. She is also the Editor of the Southern Arizona Japanese Cultural Coalition website, (since Jan. 2013).