Expanding the Walls

Expanding the Walls: Making Connections Between Photography, History and Community is an eight-month photography-based program for a select group of students enrolled in a high school or GED program. Participants work with a diverse group of arts professionals to explore issues related to community, history and culture while learning the basics of photography in a regimen of art workshops, discussion groups and field excursions. Expanding the Walls uses the work of renowned photographer James VanDerZee as a catalyst for discussion and art-making. The program culminates with a celebration of the participants' work.

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Expanding the Walls Participants

Expanding the Walls 2016

Expanding the Walls 2016 Participants Grace Amilcar Alannis Ariana Chelsea Giordalis Richard Dalen Jibreel Amber Joyel Ashley

Expanding the Walls 2015

Expanding the Walls 2015 Participants Angelica Saragine Henry Zainab Amanda Alana Akash Sterling Nola Tiera Demettrius Xiaoxuan

Expanding the Walls 2014

Expanding the Walls 2014 Participants Brendly D'Angelo Kelvin Andrew Gilberto Jesus Christopher Sarah Justin Gabriella Steven Maia Atzimba Alice

Expanding the Walls 2008

Expanding the Walls 2008 Participants  Alani  Michelle  Sofia  Ivan  Chanelle  Christina  Christeen  Nicole  Keisha  Tempestt 

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Expanding the Walls 2015 Participants Angelica Saragine Henry Zainab Amanda Alana Akash Sterling Nola Tiera Demettrius Xiaoxuan

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Expanding the Walls 2014 Participants Brendly D'Angelo Kelvin Andrew Gilberto Jesus Christopher Sarah Justin Gabriella Steven Maia Atzimba Alice

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Expanding the Walls 2008

Expanding the Walls 2008 Participants  Alani  Michelle  Sofia  Ivan  Chanelle  Christina  Christeen  Nicole  Keisha  Tempestt 

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