A recent New York Times photo project exposed some bright talent in Utah's high school ranks.
The "My Hometown" slideshow on the Times' Lens Blog features more than 4,000 images in an attempt to patch together a 21st-century portrait of America, as seen through the lenses of the country's high schoolers. Of 145 "editors' picks," 10 come from Utah students.
Judge Memorial Catholic High School teacher Chris Sloan said he used the project and others like it to teach kids that beyond composing a great photo, they have to find a forum to share their work. Judge Memorial is also involved with a pair of National Geographic projects, KQED Do Now and youthvoices.net.