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Visual Stories from Brooklyn & Beyond

Last week, the Justice Center held the culminating exhibition “Visual Stories from Brooklyn & Beyond” at The Red Hook Public Library, featuring the work of 12 students from the JustArts Photography Program, an after-school digital photography workshop for teens from Red Hook and neighboring communities offered by the Red Hook Community Justice Center in partnership with Brooklyn Arts Council. Each student presented their photos at the exhibition for guests.
Funding for this project was generously provided by Probitas Foundation, Ltd. The focus for this class was to present visual projects using ideas in documentary photography. Students choose their final projects to reflect a topic they felt needed to be addressed to a larger audience in some way, to advocate for social justice and express their own personal artistic expression. The photos will be on display for the community to view indefinitely along with copies of their artist statements, which can be found at the front desk of the Red Hook Public Library.  Many of the photos on display showcase Red Hook we hope the photo exhibit will continue to bring the community together one year after Sandy.
"Visual Stories from Brooklyn & Beyond” on display at The Red Hook Public Library
 Students: Kiana Brown, Sallum Ceesay, Gary Clarke, Julio Colon, Sukanya Fairweather, D’Hana Frater, Kayla Johnson, Maleak Lodge, Mitchel Miranda, Tanya Rangel, Demitri A. Stanley Allena Wright, Youth & Community Programs Intern: Heather Rothel, Teaching Artists: Brenna McLaughlin and Janay McNeill
Jessica Colon
Deputy Project Director


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