We're on ABC7 NYC News!
Many thanks to ABC News and Sandra Bookman for the terrific segment. You can watch it here.
We're heading back to Southeast Asia to teach photo workshops in Myanmar/Burma and then we're returning to Laos!
And we are looking for 'gently used' equipment to bring with us.
In February of 2015, we ran a photography workshop in conjunction with Carol Kresge's amazing Laotian based non-profit, @My Library. It was an extraordinary experience for us all and this January/February, we are heading back to Southeast Asia to run 2 more photo workshops. We are going back to Luang Prabang, Laos for Part II with the young people we worked with last year (pictured). But before Laos, we will be running a photo workshop for 'The Tea Shop' kids in Myanmar/Burma with Don Wright and YuYu Myint Than at Matt Grace's The Deitta Gallery.
TO DONATE GENTLY USED DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY EQUIPMENT:
If you have gently used equipment that is in good condition that you would like to donate, (DIGITAL EQUIPMENT ONLY- there is no place to buy/develop film) please contact us directly for the shipping information: firstname.lastname@example.org
We will be taking equipment (cameras, flashes, bags, tripods, lenses, computers, software, pen drives, external hard drives, cards and card readers, rechargeable batteries, etc) with us when flying over.
TO HELP SPONSOR OUR TRIP:
If you would like to help sponsor our trip, or contribute monetarily to the shipping costs and additional equipment we will be purchasing before leaving, you can make a tax-deductible donation here. CLICK HERE TO SEE THE WORK OF OUR YOUNG SHOOTERS from 2015.
Our Expanding Horizons College Prep Program Is A HUGE SUCCESS!
The Expanding Horizons College Prep Program was back again this July at the United Palace of Cultural Arts, in Washington Heights. Fifteen new participant and ten alumni took part in rigorous classes in audition techniques, master classes in acting, private voice lessons and interpretive coaching. There was also a writing component that focused on those all important college application essays. Our summer portion concluded in a final performance that was standing room only.
SAT classes started in August and we'll be working with our mentors from Morgan Stanley on the actual college applications, FAFSA and scholarships this fall.
Our Empower Youth Summer Program Was Great!
Empower Youth is a free* music and theater program for kids between grades 3 - 6 and 7 - 11. Now in its 4th year, classes are taught by professional theater artists. This summer our kids created and performed their own original show with songs from Broadway musicals and popular culture. Show topics ranged from bullying, to empowering kids, accepting others, and the importance of education.
Classes are Monday - Friday from 9am - 2pm for grades 3 - 6 and from 9am - 4pm for kids in grades 7 - 11. This project also takes place at The United Palace of Cultural Arts, in New York City's Washington Heights. *There is a $25 application fee to guarantee attendance, which we will wave upon request.