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Museum Archive Leads Bronx Students to Forgotten Slave Burial Ground

reposting from Hyperallergic blog

Museum Archive Leads Bronx Students to Forgotten Slave Burial Ground

Major online archives of accessible images have become regular news out of museums, and part of the reason is stories like this: elementary school kids in the South Bronx have used a photograph from one of those archives to bring about historic recognition for a long-forgotten slave burial ground.

Museum Archive Leads Bronx Students to Forgotten Slave Burial Ground

On January 24, students and staff of PS 48 joined state elected officials and other leaders from the community for a public call to action to give the recently rediscovered cemetery state historic listing, and hopefully national attention. The Hunts Point cemetery was unearthed through a photograph in the Museum of the City of New York’s Collections Portal online. Marked simply “Slave burying ground, Hunts Point Road” and dated to 1910, the washed-out photograph shows a few simple tombstones amid a tumble of dry grass and spindly trees. [read more]

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Great interview – Laundromat Project

As a follow up to Amy’s post about the Laundromat Project, here is an interview from the Laundromat Project blog with Program Director Petruska Bazin Larsen, who also happens to be an alumnus of Photography and Imaging.

How did you get connected with The LP?
I was thinking about starting my own non-profit organization when I didn’t see anything on the job market that really interested me. I contacted Risë, who I’ve known since 2002, to hear about how she started The LP. Fast forward ten months, and I started working with her to develop our Create Change Public Artist Residency program.

Has your work as Program Manager with The LP changed the way you think about art?
I am way more drawn to work that does something more than just look pretty. Art is most successful when it is both visually compelling and charged with social impact. Read more


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Expanding the Walls

Over the past four weeks, I have been working with high school students from the Studio Museum in Harlem Expanding the Walls (ETW) program. This amazing program is for students that come from all over the New York area. It is an opportunity that allows the students to learn digital photography over the course of 8 months. They also participate in a variety of activities that help to inform their final photographic project such as museum and gallery visits.

The program approached us at Photography and Imaging because they wanted to expand the experience with photography by learning analog photography before diving into digital. That’s where I come in. Expanding the Walls needed an analog aficionado.  I was up for the challenge. Starting in the beginning of February the students of ETW made the journey to the Photography & Imaging Department of NYU’s Tisch. During these weeks the students learned how to operate an analog camera, make compelling images, and enlarge their negatives in the darkroom.

I was so excited to introduce to these students my passion and it was a joy to see their engagement with the amazing art of photography. The workshop has come to an end, but I’m looking forward to working with these students until the end of the semester as they transition into digital. I hope to see the concepts they’ve learned to extend into their images as they work toward a final project.

To learn more about Expanding the Walls, check out their website.



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Rockaways Teen Documents Life Post-Sandy

Rockaways Teen Documents Life Post-Sandy for School

See Images and Video by Brandon McClain ITHS CISCO Academy and edited by Jazmin Johnson ITHS Video Production Academy on Information Technology High School

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Portrait of Segregated Education

At Explore Charter School, a Portrait of Segregated Education – NYTimes.com.

A System Divided: Separate but Uneasy

This is the second article in a series examining the changing racial distribution of students in New York City’s public schools and its impact on their opportunities and achievements. The previous article chronicled the experience of Rudi-Ann Miller, one of 40 black students at Stuyvesant High School, which has 3,295 students.

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Arts Programs for NYC Teens

In the midst of finishing the semester and launching our new website, we made time to update a list originally made by Community Programs at the International Center of Photography of arts programs for teens throughout NYC. Click to download list.

It is inspiring how many great programs exist in the city.

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ICP Teen Academy

Great Blog

ICP Teen Academy Coordinator is CoCo and P&I Alumna Katie Kline!!

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The Public School New York & Triple Canopy

THE PUBLIC SCHOOL NEW YORK is a school with no curriculum. It’s GLOBAL
At the moment, it operates as follows: first, classes are proposed by the public (I want to learn this or I want to teach this); then, people have the opportunity to sign up for the classes (I also want to learn that); finally, when enough people have expressed interest, the school finds a teacher and offers the class to those who signed up.
THE PUBLIC SCHOOL is not accredited, it does not give out degrees, and it has no affiliation with the public school system. It is a framework that supports autodidactic activities, operating under the assumption that everything is in everything.

THE PUBLIC SCHOOL project was initiated in New York by common room and Telic Arts Exchange as The Public School (for Architecture) and operated with support from the Van Alen Institute between September and December 2009.

TRIPLE CANOPY works collectively with writers, artists, researchers and other collaborators on projects that deal critically with culture and politics, and the ways people engage them, both online and in the world at large. more

THE PUBLIC SCHOOL NEW YORK and TRIPLE CANOPY are based at 177 Livingston Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201. Light Industry (a venue for film and electronic art in Brooklyn) also shares the storefront at 177 Livingston. map

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Youth Film Program Suggestions

The Human Rights Watch film festival is looking for youth filmmaking programs to collaborate with this year. If you know of any organizations that are working on a film project, let me know!

Hope you’re all having a good school year.

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NYC Grants from Lower Manhattan Cultural Center

Boroughwide Grants from Lower Manhattan Cultural Center (LMCC)

Creative Curricula
Creative Curricula is a local arts-in-education funding program, supported by NYSCA’s Local Capacity Building Initiative. The program makes matching grants to Manhattan schools working with cultural organizations or individual teaching artists. Creative Curricula supports projects that integrate arts and non-arts subjects in Pre-K through High School classrooms. [Deadline for 2009-10 has passed]

The Fund for Creative Communities
DEADLINE 9-22-09
Supported by NYSCA’s Decentralization Program for Manhattan, The Fund for Creative Communities (The Fund) is designed to augment the financial resources of small to midsize nonprofit, community-based organizations that provide local, high-quality arts programs. Grants of up to $5,000 are awarded to organizations for arts projects with a significant public component and a direct impact on one of Manhattan’s diverse communities.

Manhattan Community Arts Fund
DEADLINE 9-22-09
DCA and the office of the Manhattan Borough President provide the funding for the Manhattan Community Arts Fund (MCAF) grant, which supports local arts organizations and artists that have little access to other government funding sources. Both individual artists and nonprofit organizations are eligible to apply. The goal of this program is to prepare applicants to apply for and obtain public funds while enabling grant recipients to eventually leverage financial support from other sectors.

I recommend joining the list for LMCC email newsletter

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