"I saw Sandy take kids who are often on the fringes of leadership and through this project give them self-confidence and pride in what they can do. This group gave the girls often a chance to produce work and then have others view it and value it. This built the girl's sense of confidence."  - Deb Stanko, Language Arts Teacher, James C. Wright Middle School.


"Our District has enjoyed the benefits of Sandy Wojtal Weber's Borderline Project for three years. She has worked in tandem wtih our guidance department to offer girls the opportunity to be challenged in new ways."  -Tom Andres, Superintendent, Sauk Praire Middle School District


"I was impressed with the end product of the girl's work and was thrilled to see so many  parents attend the opening reception at the Civic Center. This is a rare event."  - Ed Holmes, Principal, James C. Wright Middle School


" A great perspective of young women's lives. I am a Hmong woman, age 26, from Oakland, CA. So happy to see all the young Hmong females involved in this project. Thanks for the opportunity to view your art." - Nancy Vue


"Wonderful work! I can see how valuable it was for the girls and I see how valuable it is for us to see into their lives." -Les Nelson


"This exhibit is wonderful in its artistic quality, but even more so for the empowerment it imparts on the young women who bravely and beautifully give us a real perspective of their age, family life and personalities." - Susan

Course Evaluation Question: What did you discover about the world around you?


  • " I found I noticed things I"d looked over and didn't really see many times before." - Karen
  • " That I don't have to travel the world to make interesting photos." - Rob Squires
  • "Color" pops out in my world. Sometimes I pick one color for the day and watch for how it welcomes me to the world. - Mary
  • "So much beauty can be found in the most ordinary things." - Maryann Stephenson
  • "Less is more, seeing with intention." - Trisha
  • " I found that the smallest of things can offer the biggest surprises. If you take time to really "look" at an object, you see it has many layers, more than a passing glance can provide."
  • "I became much more aware of light- its quality and how it interacts with the subject of interest, both on its surface(s) and in the surrounding space."


​On the Borderline Project Testimonials

"I took my very first class on digital cameras with Sandy. It was an excellent choice. Sandy is not only competent with cameras. She truly wants to bring the beauty provided by the camera into her students' lives. For me she succeeded."  - Ed Steichen, Waunakee WI

Digital  Workshops Testimonials

"With a new digital camera in hand, Sandy Weber's 'Capturing the Light:  Digital Photography Workshop' transformed my insufficient manual directions into a hands-on experience. Sandy's professional knowledge, patience and use of time to actually take pictures provided valuable access to the art and fun of photography."  - Barbara Miller, Madison WI

" In whatever one does, there must be a relationship between the eye and the heart. With the one eye that is closed, one looks within. With the eye that is open, one looks without."  - Henri Cartier Bresson

Contemplative Photography Testimonials

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