Future Imagemakers is an innovative after-school program run by the Photography & Imaging Department at NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts. It gives high school students the opportunity to learn about digital photography, create, and develop ideas that are taught by NYU students.
This year, we are lucky to have 13 very talented young students join us from high schools all over New York City as well as Long Island. Comprised of sophomore and juniors, students came in with different photography backgrounds and skill levels but all have a strong passion and dedication for the art.
Some of our assignments have included photographing the students’ community, family members and strangers, as well as shooting a series inspired by a song or piece of literature. The students also visited the Allen Ginsberg exhibit at the NYU Grey Gallery, practiced shooting out in Washington Square Park, and will have the opportunity to shoot out on St. Marks and take a field trip to MoMa later in the spring.
Our goal for this program is to help students not only understand how to shoot with DSLRs and work in Adobe Bridge and Photoshop, but to also help them cultivate new ideas, open them up to new works of art, and show them the importance and power that photography has in our world. We also have a class blog so feel free to check it out!
Below is a slideshow of images from students’ work so far this semester. Each photo was chosen by the students themselves.