Photo by Melissa Vaaquez
An image in the exhibition by Melissa Vasquez. Courtesy MOPA

The Museum of Photographic Art‘s 13th annual youth exhibition features visual interpretations of sound and music by San Diego and Tijuana students.

“Reverberate: Sound and Image,” which opened earlier this month and continues through Jan. 9, was created from the best of nearly 700 entries.

The selections range from a black and white photograph of a seemingly angry baby screaming straight into a lens to a collage of magazine cutouts of mouths and messages.

“Understanding perception of one sense can sometimes come by synthesizing it using another one of our senses, as is the case of paraphrasing one fine art with the tools of another: poetry to illustrate a dance, musical composition to accompany lyrics or, in this case, photography to interpret music or sound,” said Deborah Klochko, MOPA executive director  and chief curator.

The photography competition, held in partnership with the La Jolla Music Society, asked K-12 students to use visuals that communicated what they perceive in a sound.

The submissions included digital photography, silver gelatin prints, mixed media, digital manipulations and video.

MOPA in Balboa Park is one of just three independent photography museums in the United States. It’s open Tuesday through Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Chris Jennewein is Editor & Publisher of Times of San Diego.