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From Red Hook to the Guggenheim

This Spring, twenty students from the Brooklyn neighborhoods of Red Hook and Sunset Park are participating in another exciting JustArts Photography Program, a digital photography workshop that teaches students the art and technical skills of photography. As part of the program, the students had a field trip to the Guggenheim Museum and later did a photo shoot in Central Park. For many of the students, it was their first time visiting the Guggenheim.

JustArts Photography Program Group Shot at the Guggenheim Museum
JustArts Photography students explore professional equipment with Teaching Artist Russell Frederick

JustArts Photography student capturing a moment with a guest artist Kisha Bari
You can see more photos from the trip and the program here:

The Program is a project of the Brooklyn Arts Council and the Red Hook Community Justice Center. The program is taught by professional photographers and teaching artists, Sam Barzilay and Russel Frederick.The program will culminate in an opening exhibit of the student's work at the Red Hook Public Library later in June. Stay tuned for more details about the exhibit. Funding for this program is provided by City Council Member Carlos Menchaca and the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs.

Jessica Colon
Deputy Project Director


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