#HereIsMyAmerica

What do people fail to understand about the lives of black Americans? Or the lives of anyone of color?

#HereIsMyAmerica – The New York Times

Future Imagemakers Lead Teacher Bayete Ross Smith is now embedded as an artist at The New York Times with Race/Related, a collaboration with the independent documentary showcase POV.

The portraits above show me in a variety of different clothing, all of it my own. On any given day, you might encounter me in one form or another.

It’s all part of a larger series I created, which also involved people of different backgrounds and genders. In every case, the facial expressions and lighting stay the same; all that changes is the subject’s clothing.

So the question is: What personal preconceptions do you, or any viewer, project onto me? Or others?…

#HereIsMyAmerica — a project we’re launching here and on Instagram — is an attempt to counter that simplistic approach.

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2016 Future Imagemakers

You are invited Come Join Us

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Middle School As Seen Through The Eyes Of A Teacher’s Cell Phone 

Middle School As Seen Through The Eyes Of A Teacher’s Cell Phone
What I’ve learned from my students about teaching.

Alice Proujansky, Aperture Foundation teaching artist, documentary photographer, Tisch Photography & Imaging Alumnus, and former teacher in our Community Collaborations (now Future Imagemakers) program.


 

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Creative Careers: Resources for Teaching Artists NYFA.org – NYFA Current

Creative Careers: Resources for Teaching Artists NYFA.org – NYFA Current

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Great resource from New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA)

The Association of Teaching Artists describes a teaching artist as “a practicing professional artist with the complementary skills and sensibilities of an educator, who engages people in learning experiences in, through, and about the arts.”

Teaching artists play a vital part of the creative development of people of all ages, enriching their day-to-day educational experiences. They help promote innovative techniques in the classroom, foster the artistic talents of students and teach the importance of collaboration. As a teaching artist, it’s important to participate in professional development workshops and seek out new opportunities. In-classroom training, along with networking in the field, can help you develop greater effectiveness as an educator and build your artistry. We’ve pulled together a list of resources from NYFA Source that offer teaching artists professional development training, curriculum resources and highlight art education initiatives. Before delving into the resources, here is a quick overview on how to search NYFA Source.

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2015 Future Imagemakers

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Interested in going to college in Photography?

The NYU Tisch Department of Photography & Imaging is hosting our second annual portfolio review day for prospective undergraduate students. This event is produced in conjunction with the Tisch Open House on the same date.

This event is specifically offered for prospective undergraduate freshman and transfer students to receive feedback on photography portfolios. Each participating student will receive an individual appointment to meet one-on-one with a Tisch representative for a 15 minute review.

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Participants must RSVP to receive their individual review appointment. 

The RSVP will register you for the Portfolio Review Day. Registered visitors will receive a confirmation email with their individual review appointment. Participants must RSVP and receive a confirmation with their individual appointment in order to participate in this event. Only the photographer receiving a reviewshould RSVP. Parents and other guests accompanying the photographers are not required to RSVP for the portfolio review.

Please bring 10 to 15 pieces of original work. You may bring up to 3 examples of non-photo based work (paintings, sketches, sculpture, etc.) If you wish to share your work digitally, please bring your own fully charged laptop or tablet.

Please note: Portfolio Review Day is a part of NYU’s Open House events and will not be linked to your admissions portfolio should you decide to apply to NYU.

RSVP and details Here!

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APPLY for our 2015 workshop

APPLY Our Spring program will take place every Saturday from 10 am until 4 pm, February 7th to May 9th, for a total of 12 weeks. Bayeté Ross Smith and NYU student teaching assistants will be teaching our 2015 workshop. LINK TO APPLICATION

The high school students work in the digital labs at The Department of Photography and Imaging. Digital cameras are provided for the high school students to photograph their families, friends, and communities to create photographic essays exploring their day-to-day lives, dreams, concerns, and social-political challenges.  Perfect attendance and punctuality are required along with a dedication to developing a personal vision. Students are expected to provide their own transportation and lunch. See our FAQ page for more information. View our Student Projects Galleries for inspiration.

Download our one page information sheet

Please feel free to contact us with questions at future.imagemakers@nyu.edu.

7 Departments at Tisch have programs for high school students this spring. To view the full list, visit the Tisch Future Artists page.

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Future Imagemakers Spring 2015 Applications

Our Spring 2015 Future Imagemakers digital photography workshop will take place on Saturdays from February – May, 2015. There will be a open house on  Saturday, September 20, from 12-1. Please RSVP and you will emailed more information on exact location.

Applications will be soon be live. To be notified, please send an email to future.imagemakers@nyu.edu or check back soon. Visit our Student Project Galleries.

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How to Teach Kids About What’s Happening in Ferguson

How to Teach Kids About What’s Happening in Ferguson
from Atlantic Magazine

A list as compiled by a community of teachers, academics, community leaders, and parents to teach about some aspect of the national crisis in Ferguson, Missouri and to teach/talk about race.

More on twitter #fergusonsyllabus

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Photo Voice: Photography for Social Change

PhotoVoice is a charity organization that helps disadvantaged and underprivileged communities develop  skills in effective storytelling through photography.Initially beginning as a Volunteer basis, it quickly achived enough acclaim to become a registered charity by 2013. PhotoVoice is currently doing a brilliant job, partnering with various NGO’s such as Amnesty International and Save The Children. Often times where photographers can’t go, bringing the means of story telling to the community can prove to be really helpful, specially when lots of these stories deserve to be told  and the end result is an intimate portrait of the world of these communities. I really enjoyed looking at their project from Afghanistan,where they wanted to document the life of Afghanistan from a child’s perspective.  As a result, PhotoVoice taught 13 boys and girls under the age of 16 the basics of a camera and were give cameras to shoot around their communities. It is such a fresh perspective coming from a place which our media depicts so negatively.

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