Future Imagemakers is what it is due to the enthusiasm of our participants, their NYU student teachers, and all those that support them. We thank the students and faculty of Photography & Imaging for sharing the labs with our high school students. The Photography & Imaging students are a constant inspiration to our high school students.

There are so many people to thank, here are just a few:

  • Deborah Willis, Chair of Photography & Imaging
  • The staff of the Department of Photography & Imaging past and present:
    Currently Niki Kekos, Patricia McKelvin, Mary Notari, Karl Peterson, Caleb Savage,  and Edgar Castillo.
  • Bayeté Ross Smith, Elliott Brown, Riana Gideon, our fabulous 2017 teachers.
  • Katie Kline who launched our Saturday program in 2014 and as a future Community Collaborations teacher, and former director of the ICP Teen Academy, has been a constant inspiration and supporter.
  • All our past teachers including Claudia Mann (2016) Maurren Dai and Nicole Motta (2015); Megan Hillard, Joann Lee, KJ Singh, and Bria Webb (2014); Ngoc Tran Vu, Lindsay He, and Maureen Dai (2013);  Zalika Azim, Andrea Bejarano, Isabel Ferro, Bianca Ferro, Laura Bluher, Amy Stoker, Josh Haunschild, and Patrick McNabb (2012).
  • Allyson Green, Dean of Tisch School of the Arts
  • Dean Sheril Antonio, Patti Pearson, and Chris Chan Roberson of the Tisch Future Artist Program
  • Mary Schmidt Campbell, President of Spellman Collge and Former Dean of Tisch School of the Arts
  • Robert Cameron, Senior Associate Dean of Student Affairs, Tisch School of the Arts
  • Patricia Decker, Director of Recruitment, Tisch School of the Arts
  • Alumnus Rachel Klein of Visitor Services at the Museum of Modern Art who gets us free admission each year to visit MoMA.
  • Former Community Collaborations teacher Alice Proujansky and now the lead teacher and curriculum writer for Aperture’s  youth-education programs.
  • Amy Stoker, Community Collaborations teacher in 2012 and 2013 for her work on our NYC Teen Resources information packet.

Lorie Novak, Director and Founder, Future Imagemakers