Day One with Many More to Come

This February, in partnership with the School of Visual Arts, participants had the opportunity to learn about the fundamentals of photography from photographer and professor Isaac Diggs. Here is participant Terrell’s experience:

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Expanding the Walls & Devin Allen

Allen is most noted for his work documenting the uprising in his community after the death of Freddie Gray, which led to a Time magazine cover photo in 2015 when he was just twenty-six years old.

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Actions Speak Louder than Words

We took a field trip to the Brooklyn Museum where we visited the exhibition We Wanted a Revolution: Black Radical Women, 1965–85.

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A New Take on an Old Tradition

Miguel is known for “Pimp my Piragua,” which he describes as a mobile public art project that honors the tradition of Latino street vendors. He transformed a normal pushcart for selling shaved ice, or piraguas, into a hi-tech, modern version with built-in mini screens and loud speakers.

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Expanding the Walls: My Story

I walked up to the front desk, smiled at Mr. Parker, a veteran member of the Museum’s security staff, and introduced myself. His smile was infectious and vibrant as he gave me directions.

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Expanding the Walls: The New York Community Trust Van Lier Fellowship

This year, two participants in Expanding the Walls—an eight-month photography-based program at The Studio Museum in Harlem—were awarded The New York Community Trust Van Lier Fellowship.

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A Visit, and Advice

The Studio Museum in Harlem is home to both an incredibly talented curatorial staff and a brilliant educational program, Expanding The Walls (ETW), a group of sixteen teens exploring new territory both intellectually and in their worldviews.

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Meeting Ms. VanDerZee

This month, Expanding the Walls (ETW)—an eight-month photography-based program at the Studio Museum—participants had the opportunity to meet with Ms.

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Expanding The Walls: Prosperity of Perspective

This month, Expanding the Walls (ETW)—an eight-month photography-based program at the Studio Museum—participants had the opportunity to work with Baltimore-based photographer Devin Allen.

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Expanding the Walls Gets Digital

During the second month of Expanding the Walls (ETW)—an eight-month photography-based program at the Studio Museum—participants received the digital cameras that they’ll use for the remainder of the program.

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ETW Blogs: Just the beginning

Not very often will a beginner photographer get an intensive class at a prestigious art school, but that is exactly what happened for the 2015 class of Expanding the Walls.

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Points of Inspiration: A Day with Lorna Simpson

On March 30th, artist Lorna Simpson (b. 1960) welcomed the Expanding the Walls (ETW) artists to her Fort Greene, Brooklyn studio for a day of experimentation.

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