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Perspectives of Photography and Justice from Red Hook

Yesterday, the Justice Center held a culminating exhibition, "Perspectives", featuring works from our PhotoVoice summer program. Eighteen young people from Red hook and surrounding communities were able to participate in PhotoVoice, a participatory photography program that teaches a documentary style of photography focused on issues related to their neighborhoods and self-exploration. The goals of this program are to empower participants, inform policy-makers, and raise awareness about issues facing these young people.



PhotoVoice is funded by the New York City Center for Economic Opportunity. This project is a collaboration between the Center for Court Innovation, the Brooklyn Arts Council and United Photo Industries. A PhotoVoice program was also done at the Brownsville Community Justice Center this summer.

Participatory photography gives youth the opportunity to connect in a visual dialogue that often excludes them. This project employs professional photographers to teach participants photography skills and engages students through a series of workshops, class critiques, and field trips.

The participants photos will also be exhibited at PHOTOVILLE at Brooklyn Bridge Park's Pier 3 from September 19-29. PHOTOVILLE is a Brooklyn-based photo destination, a pop-up village of freight containers transformed into temporary exhibition spaces. Photoville featured a feisty mix of exhibitions, lectures, hands-on workshops, night-time projections, a photo dog-run, a camera-flower greenhouse, and a summer beer-garden with food trucks that created a photography destination like no other. The administrators of the program and participants will present at a panel called "Photography Shaping Communities" from 1:40 - 2:40 on Sunday September 29 at One Brooklyn Bridge Storefront. Here's a review of our Photoville Exhibit from Wired: http://www.wired.com/2013/09/10-photoville-talks-not-to-be-missed/#slideid-493774

If you or someone you know is interested in participating in our JustArts Photography program, the Red Hook Community Justice Center, is now recruiting for it's autumn program for teen local 14-18 years old. Click here for more info.

~Jessica
Deputy Director

Students: Khadijah Bennett, Dante Bennett, Luzdayris Bernardo, Stephene Brathwaite, Darius Courbe, Kristlyn Delise, Ashley Hurdle, David Palmer, Larell Prince, Melicia Pristell, Yvonne Reid, Johnathan Sanabria, Fatima Shebab, Quwan Smalls, Shamiyah Stafford, Nashca Streng, Keturah Williams, Audrey-Jane Sweeney, Tyrone Kirkland, Ashton Bradley, Jasmine Spann, Alonzo Jones, Joseph McClinton, Ariel McDonald, Shahnee Naftali, Keson Simon, Jessica Rochez, Monica Hawkins, Yonaka Harris, Vianny Lugo, Yoseph Hunt, Terrence Buckner, Winifred McIntosh, Serene Mofford, Douglas Palmer, Eric Ellison, Saquan Frontis. Teaching Artists: Brenna McGlaughlin and Janay McNeill
 



 

 
 


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