Snap, Crackle, Crop

gump-tion (n.) [guhmp-shuhn]
1. initiative; aggressiveness; resourcefulness
2. courage; spunk; guts
3. Jennifer Schwartz, owner of new Snapdragon Photography Studio & Gallery

An ABC newscast inspired the young photog to support Assistance for Cambodia’s Rural Schools Project. Thousands of dollars and a life-changing visit later (she raised enough money for two schools), Schwartz has opened her own feel-good art space here.

Her current show — a color-drenched collection of limited-edition prints — chronicles her trek through the Cambodian countryside. Each pic tells a powerful story.

Toddlers prep for a rice sack race in “Boys at Play.” A sleepy tyke bares his tush on a bike ride in “Neighborhood Kids.” And pieces like “Central Market” are so vivid that you can practically smell them.

Then again, seeing is believing.

Snapdragon Photography Studio & Gallery, 75 Bennett Street, at Tula Art Center, suite k2, Buckhead (404-790-9078 or
snapdragonphoto.com). Open house Thursday, 5:30-7:30 p.m.