pablove shutterbugs – Virtual

The Pablove Foundation pivoted to add virtual programming to our Shutterbugs offerings in Summer 2020. As excited as we are to have the opportunity to offer in-person programming again, virtual programming is here to stay!

As part of our evaluation program, we asked parents and Shutterbugs if they would be interested in a virtual option if there was also an in-person class in our program cities. We were astonished that 95% of respondents said that they would definitely, probably, or maybe be interested in a virtual class even if an in-person option was available at the same time.


Introduction to photography

This course is designed to provide distraction and increase focus for kids currently undergoing treatment. 

The introduction to photography course is an out-of-hospital program offered to patients ages 6-18. On the first day of class, each student receives their own digital camera kit, which is theirs to keep after the program ends. Students learn key photography concepts including: perspective, light and shadow, and storytelling as a form of self-expression. This program culminates with a gallery show where the community celebrates their accomplishments in a professional gallery setting. 



This course is designed to build peer relationships and deepen understanding of art and nature through photography. 

The intermediate course is a four-day overnight summer camp located in Southern California. This camp is designed for alumni who have participated in our introductory course, and it is open to all Shutterbugs across the country. In concepts, students enjoy camp activities such as swimming, nature walks, and making friendships that last a lifetime! Click here to learn more.

Teaching Artists

The teaching artist is responsible for leading our photography courses for youth ages 6-18 in their respective cities. They have a strong background in photography and know the ins and outs of teaching children and teens living with cancer.

Ana Murphy

Ana is one of Pablove’s Master Teaching Artists representing New York City. She has been a photographer since 2012 and focuses on portraits, weddings and lifestyle work. She enjoys sharing her passion for photography and storytelling with the Shutterbugs and loves seeing their ideas come to life. Ana is originally from Mexico, and when she’s […]

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Darlene DeVita

Darlene DeVita is an award-winning photographer, living in her loft/studio in Chelsea MA. Darlene is committed to her community of Chelsea, she is co-founder of CHARCOLL (Chelsea Artist Collaborative) and the Chelsea Art Walk. She also served 3 years on the Chelsea Cultural Council and was co-director of the Gallery@Spencer Lofts in Chelsea for over […]

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Brandon Xuereb

After two sessions as a Pablove Shutterbugs Teacher’s Assistant, Brandon Xuereb has now stepped into the role of  Local Teaching Artist for New Orleans. Brandon enjoys sharing his love of photography with our Shutterbugs students. When he’s not behind the camera, you can find him drinking coffee, hanging out with his dogs, and eating all […]

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Della Chen

Della is Pablove’s Master Teaching Artist representing the 206.  Della has been a documentary photographer since 2004 and photographs weddings, families and editorial assignments. Della loves sharing her passion for photography with kids and is constantly inspired by their perspective. She enjoys traveling the world and being at home with her family.

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