Photoville x PhotoWings Educator Exhibit Grant

Building on 5 years of collaboration with educators to develop lesson plans inspired by photography projects, the Photoville x PhotoWings Educator Exhibit Grant is an opportunity for educators in the Photoville community to receive resources and support to implement a photo-based lesson from the Photoville Educator Resource library in their classroom and produce a culminating exhibition of student work.
For the 2021 – 2022 school year, six educators were selected to receive a $1,000 cash grant and an exhibition of their students work – designed and produced by Photoville – at the Photoville Festival 2022.


Applications for the 2022 – 2023 Educator Exhibit Grant will open in December 2022.

This grant is open to all New York City educators who have participated in a Photoville Education program in the past.

The Photoville x Photowings Educator Exhibit Grant is produced with support from PhotoWings.

Applications for the 20222 – 2023 Photoville x PhotoWings Educator Exhibit Grant will open in December 2022.

The 2021 – 2022 Educator Grantees

The 2019 – 2020 Educator Grantees

East Side Community High School (Lower East Side)

Leigh Klonsky

Inspired by the lesson plan Living City (NYC Municipal Archives), Leigh’s 11th-grade Digital Photography class will create a new archive of the Lower East Side exploring topics such as storefronts/commerce, fashion, climate change, outsider/insider and more. They will examine historical photos and create new artwork and writing about their community, resulting in a series of accordion books and a public exhibition outside their school.

Art Start/Nelson Avenue Residence (The Bronx)

Mariam Aryai Rivera

Inspired by the UPI lesson plans Who We Are (Griselda San Martin), Developing Self (Idris Solomon) and Hiding in Plain Sight (Brooke DiDonato), Mariam’s middle school program, co-located in a family shelter, will practice self + community love and identity, while learning the importance of consent and empowered creative decision making.