PhotoVoice: Reflections - A Step-Up Community Photo Exhibition
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.
About the Exhibit
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.
Exhibition of Work by Senior Citizens at the Kips Bay Branch of the New York Public Library
In partnership with the New York Public Library, the Josephine Herrick Project presents Connections, an exhibition featuring the work of local senior citizens. Images will be on display through 2019 at the Kips Bay Branch of the New York Public Library (446 Third Avenue, New York, NY, 10016) in the 2nd floor Community Room and can be viewed during regular library hours (M-Th 11am-7pm and F-Sa 10am-5pm).
About the Exhibit
For eight weeks (in August-September, 2018) these participants met weekly to learn basic techniques in digital photography. Their two-hour sessions often included a walk around the neighborhood as well as peer critiques, helping students develop their visual literacy and engage with their community. In between classes, participants took cameras home with them, documenting the people, places, and things they encounter everyday. The images in this exhibit are an exploration of feelings of connection and separation from the community.
JHP is proud to invite you to the photography exhibition of The Alzheimer's Association of New York City, who were part of the JHP photography class for the pilot Spring Program. Please join us Monday July 16th from 5-7PM for the opening reception of the exhibit. The class was led by JHP instructors Susan Rae Tannenbaum and Susan Falzone, who guided the students through story-telling through their imagery. The work is on view on the ground floor gallery at 210 E 43rd St, New York, NY 10017. Many thanks to FedCap for hosting the photo exhibit for the month of July.