I’d like to invite you to a fundraiser/ silent auction/ fantastic party that we’re having (on MAY 17TH in NYC) to raise money for the My View Point
Photography Program in South Dakota.
*Artists and talented people: it’s not too late to donate artwork for the silent auction / something for the raffle.
THURSDAY, May 17th
6:30-9:30pm @ 359 Broadway Studio (between Franklin & Leonard in Tribeca)
N,Q,R,W,6,J,M,Z to Canal Street.
Some of the night’s highlights are:
-Silent auction of works by artists including:
- Keisha Scarville
- Hanifa Haris
- SunÃ© Woods
- Emily Schiffer
- Gabrielle Motola
- Luis Reyes
- Barry Stone
-Raffle with prizes that include:
-five swim lessons
-five belly dance lessons
-one hour of "passion into
-a free shoot day with lighting kit in 359 broadway studio
-clothing designed by Mobolaji
-DJ Knox Robinson
MY VIEW POINT HISTORY
In 2005 Emily Schiffer partnered with the Sioux YMCA to found, “My View Point,” a photography program for youth aged 6 to 18 on the Cheyenne River Reservation in South Dakota.
In addition to learning how to interpret life through a camera, the 35 students developed and printed their images in the darkroom. Photographing together, Schiffer and her students created a “photo community,”a place where photography is collaborative, and where knowledgeable students can teach alongside their instructors. The
35 students develop their film and print their images in the darkroom. The YMCA created post cards of the
students’ work to raise money for the program.
In 2006, the program expanded when Schiffer brought instructors Hanifa Haris, a student at Parsons The New
School for Design (Schiffer’s former
student) and Keisha Scarville, a New York basedphotographer and teacher at The International Center of Photography.The instructors encouraged students to express
themselves through poetry in addition to photography.
The program will continue into the future as Schiffer continues to teach and bring new guests such as SunÃ©
Woods, a New York based videoartist/photographer and instructor to the reservation as well as continue to bring back teachers who have developed
relationships with the kids. When additional funding is obtained, the YMCA will hire a full-time local
instructor to extend the program throughout the year.
You can check out students’ work on Emily’s website:
Please RSVP to:
THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT!!!
emily, hanifa, keisha, & sunÃ©.
2007-05-12 01:39:14 UTC
Mar 12 2008