Photoville Educator Labs
Photoville Educator Labs are professional development workshops for educators to be inspired, connect and collaborate on ways to bring visual storytelling into the classroom. The program is free and open to educators of all subjects and of all ages, but the content will be focused on middle school and high school art teachers working in the DOE and in community programs.
I feel it’s so incredible that the work that I’ve done has just been turned into a workshop for middle school and high school kids. That’s everything I ever do my work for. If we are not teaching our youth to stand up for their own rights, and the rights of marginalized people around them, then this work is for naught. So to watch teachers do their thing with my work, it was so impressive to see this lesson come to fruition.
I’m a social worker in a special ed school, using a lot of creative stuff to do social and emotional work. It’s often me doing my own thing. This is exactly the environment of people doing the things that I want to do
We saw people who were doing thrilling work outside the classroom, but it only made me more excited to go back to my classroom because I feel that connection and it feels like a more authentic way to bridge that gap than probably anything I’ve ever done before.
Past Educator Labs
November 17, 2022
Featuring Stephanie Alvarado, (Fotos y Recuerdos); Jen-White Johnson (KnoxRox Zine); Carrie Banks (Brooklyn Public Library Inclusive Services); Amanda McFee (District 75 Citywide Programs); Stephanie Garcia (Disability Pride Parade Visual Art Contest Winner), Rick Guidotti (POSITIVE EXPOSURE).
September 18, 2021
Featuring Wendy Barrales, Jacqueline Du, Caitlin Gibbons, Lion’s Tooth Project: Natalia Guerrero (they/them), Fatmata Bah (they/them) and Shay Lin (they/them), Brenna McLaughlin, Ben Russell, Yael Glick
March 20 & 25, 2021
Featuring Sol Aramendi (Project Luz); Alyssa Garcia (Las Fotos Project); Glo Jackson (Spectrum: Diversity within the disabled community); Tonika Johnson (Folded Map Project); Zac Martin and Jasmin Chang (Community Heroes).
October 24, 2020
Featuring Haiti to Hood (Daveed Baptiste), Liam’s World (Erin Lefevre), Value (Mz. Icar), The Power of Telling Your Own Story (Josue Rivas)
September 21, 2019
Featuring Waterkeeper Warriors (Waterkeeper Alliance), #Thisis18 (The New York Times), Typecast (Griselda san Martin and Haruka Sakaguchi), No Wahala, it’s all Good (Adama Delphine Fawundu), and the Player’s Tribune
Spring 2019 — LA
May 4, 2019
Featuring Shaping a Dialogue for Change (Lluvia Higuera), Women in the American West (Women Photograph: Arlene Mejorado and Bethany Mollenkof), There is only one Paul R. Williams (Janna Ireland), Clubhouse Turn (Michele Asselin)
March 28, 2019
Featuring Blackbirds (Idris Solomon), Host (Unhee Park), The Wall (Griselda San Martin), As Usual (Brooke DiDonato)
October 30, 2018
Featuring cit.i.zen.ship (NYU Tisch), Altar (MFON), North Shore (Gareth Smit), Life after Life in Prison (Sara Bennett), Souls of (Makeba Rainey)
April 26, 2018
Featuring Block Party (Anderson Zaca), Kin (Emily Schiffer), Sanctuary (Cinthya Santos Briones), Documenting Detroit (Alan Chin)
October 12, 2017
Featuring Living in the City (NYC Municipal Archives), Finding Home (Pulitzer Center), ReSisters: Behind the Scenes of the Women’s March (Kisha Bari), Newest Americans (Tim Raphael), Contact High (Vikki Tobak)