The Josephine Herrick Project just wrapped up its first semester at The International High School at Lafayette and we are thrilled to be exhibiting the students’ work at the Ulmer Park Branch of the Brooklyn Public Library. The opening reception will take place on Thursday, February 7th from 4-7pm, but images will be on display in the library’s community room for the month of February during regular library hours (M, W, F 10am-6pm; Tu 10am-8pm; Th 1-8pm; Sa 10am-5pm).
ABOUT THE CLASS
This was inaugural class with The International High School at Lafayette, and we will definitely be back! This talented and energetic group of students met twice a week for an hour to learn the basics of digital photography, while also exploring the surrounding neighborhood. They learned about lighting and composition, and braved the cold weather for a photo field-trip to Coney Island. These students also had the privilege of taking their cameras home each week to photograph their lives, and this intimacy shows in their work. A HUGE thank you to our teachers, Edwin Maldonado and Matthew Hoffman, for making the magic happen each week. We would also like to thank the Pinkerton Foundation, whose generous funding made this program possible.
ABOUT THE INTERNATIONAL HIGH SCHOOL AT LAFAYETTE
The International High School at Lafayette is a small, alternative high school located in Bensonhurst, Brooklyn. Its mission is to assist its international population of students in developing their linguistic, intellectual, cultural, and collaborative abilities so that they may become active participants in today’s interdependent world.