NeON: Photography

March 8, 2019 - March 31, 2019

Photo by Nicodemus Hartzog

Photo by Nicodemus Hartzog

About

NeON: Photography

Opening Reception: Friday, March 8, 2019 6-8PM

March 8, 2019 - March 31, 2019

Hunter East Harlem Gallery is pleased to present a selection of photographs from the NeON Photography workshops. The exhibition will be on display in the hallways of HEHG.

NeON Photography is a citywide photography training in association with NYC Department of Probation’s Neighborhood Opportunity Network and sponsored by the National Endowment for the Arts. Participants receive professional photography training in classes designed to introduce students to the history of photography, technical skills, and the art of visual storytelling.

The workshops meet weekly for 12 weeks and are offered in seven locations (Brownsville, Bedford Stuyvesant, East New York, Harlem, Jamaica, the South Bronx, and Staten Island). The classes are held in neighborhoods with large populations of people on probation call home; however, classes are open to anyone in the community, regardless of justice involvement.

NeON Photography graduates have been hired as event photographers by NYC Mayor’s Office, NYC Department of Probation, Carnegie Hall events, Park Avenue Pianos, the tennis legend John McEnroe, and more.

NeON Photographers will have their work published in a photography book and shared with an international audience in fall 2019. The workshops were modeled after a photography workshop series for residents of New York public housing, which resulted in a similar powerHouse book publication, Project Lives.

Gallery

NeON: Photography gallery guide

Programs

NeON Partner Organizations:

·         Seeing for Ourselves

·         National Endowment for the Arts

·         Sigma Cameras

·         NYC Mayor’s Office

·         Neighborhood Opportunity Network

·         NYC Department of Probation