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PhotoVoice: Reflections - A Step-Up Community Photo Exhibition

  • Argo Tea 75 University Place New York, NY, 10003 (map)

The Josephine Herrick Project, in collaboration with the McSilver Institute for Poverty Policy and Research, are pleased to invite you to: PhotoVoice: Reflections, a Step-Up Community Photo Exhibition. The opening reception will take place on Friday, December 7th (6:00-8:00pm) at Argo Tea (75 University Place, New York, NY, 10003). Images will be available for sale and on display through December 2018. Many thanks to Argo Tea for hosting this exhibition and reception.


The images in this exhibition present New York City through the eyes of young people. Over a rainy Election Day and Veteran's Day in 2018, these high school students (from the Bronx and East Harlem) participated in an introductory photography workshop. During their photo walks around the city, students explored the theme of reflection, both literally, as they examined the raindrops and puddles collecting on New York City streets, and figuratively, as they thought about their identities reflected in the images they captured.


In partnership with the McSilver Institute for Poverty Policy and Research, the Josephine Herrick Project leads a 3-day photo intensives for high school students in the Step-Up program. Students learn the basics of operating a digital camera and composing an image, and then apply their new skills by exploring the city around them. As part of the program, PhotoVoice participants come together with students from other high schools to hone their skills, build community, expand their horizons, and share their voices and ideas through the visual language of photography.