Posts Tagged ‘Photography’
A few days ago it was announced that bi-urban (Syracuse and Brooklyn) photographer/artist/filmmaker/legend Carrie Mae Weems was a recipient of the 2013 MacArthur Fellowship. Her work will also be on display for the 40th anniversary of Light Work Gallery in Syracuse. The Light Work reception is later today.
Check out some of these visuals from Terrence Jennings capturing Weems at her 60th birthday celebration in NYC earlier this year.
Here is an update on some of the work I got to see during a collaboration with Syracuse’s Mercy Works, Inc.
See this link to find out how former photographer (and NYC club promoter) Scott Harrison has helped bring clean water to remote villages, and helped people rethink generosity.
“To change a community, you have to change the soil.” - Ron Finley
I’d like to thank the students I had the chance to meet and work with at Westside Academy at Blodgett this year. We took a journey and learned from each other. After the first day I thought a lot about the Tony Danza Book, I’d Like to Apologize to Every Teacher I Ever Had.
We did photo walks, technical research, contests and model shoots, and their skill levels continued to rise to the challenge. But soon I noticed that the children were teaching me as much about creativity and expression as I taught them about photography. Visiting the Westside neighborhood daily was an eye-opening experience. The assignment helped me become a better photographer and a better person.
Also, a special shout-out to Ms. Darby (the program director), Mr. Hicks (the principal), and Syracuse City School District alum Adrian Sicam (the multi-talented artist who allowed SIF to use his music for this piece).
“Hip Hop saved my life.”
Eldred Harris, educator (born in the Bronx)