Thursday, Sept 20, 2018

Calling All Teachers! Register to bring your students on a field trip to Photoville!

Photoville’s Education Day is a unique art education initiative in its sixth year. The program is designed to give local middle school and high school students an inside look into Photoville, New York City’s premier pop-up photo destination. We welcome school groups, community groups, and extracurricular youth programs. Priority will be given to NYC public schools for the School Day Session.

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1. Artist-led Exhibition Tour

Professional artists & curators lead tours giving students the opportunity to explore exhibitions that cover a diverse range of photographic styles and subject matter with guidance and insight from celebrated practitioners working at the top of their field with docent and documentation support by the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism.

2. Peer Photographers Seminar

Your students will attend panels discussions featuring youth photographers participating in photography programs presented by the Bronx Documentary Center, International Center of Photography Community Programs, JustArts at the Brownsville and Red Hook Community Justice Centers, NYU Future Imagemakers, Red Hook Labs, United Nations International School, and X-Posure at The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center.

3. Teacher Development & Resources

Teachers may participate in a one-day professional development workshop on using photography to teach social studies and language arts. The workshop will take place Thursday, October 12. Teachers will also receive a Resource Packet with images and discussion questions to teach in conjunction to Photoville exhibitions.


Photos as Tools for Social Justice

Featuring: Lydia Leiber (UNIS), Serena Aimen (UNIS), Eloise Chambadal (UNIS), Kadija Kone (KIPP), Karen Diaz (KIPP) and Amani Dobson (KIPP)

Presented by: United Nations International School

Students from the 2017 UNIS Human Rights Project describe their process of investigating and photographing health disparities in New York City. Photos as Tools for S...

JustArts: Beyond the Simple Selfie

Featuring: Dalia Turner, Josue Petion, Elijah Ragin, and Ty’anna Gant

Presented by: Red Hook Community Justice Center’s JustArts Photography Program, Brownsville Community Justice Center’s Summer Photography Program and Brooklyn Arts Council

Alumni from the JustArts program present work from a digital photography internship, which taught students a documentary style of photography focused on issues related...


Volunteer duties:

  • Tour Guides – Each volunteer will have 10 students, ushering them between exhibitions, to youth panels and lunch. We will have an orientation session and you will be interacting with our curators, artists and presenters.
  • Youth Photography Panel Assistant
  • Check-In Assistant
  • Exhibition Floaters

We’re looking for volunteers who:

  • Enjoy working with local students, middle school to high school range.
  • Are interested in arts education and community art initiatives.
  • Want to learn how artists describe their practice to a young audience.

Do you have any special talent or skill that you think Photoville can benefit from? Fill out our volunteer questionnaire and we’ll be in touch soon!

Thanks to PhotoWings for supporting Education Day!