Red Hook Community Justice Center

Red Hook Community Justice Center: JustArts Program

Every spring, 15 young people from neighborhoods across Brooklyn participate in a digital photography internship that teaches a documentary style of photography focused on issues related to their neighborhoods and self-exploration. The goals of this program aim to empower participants, develop their personal voice as artists, and teach them to harness the power of visual storytelling.

This project employs professional photographers to teach participants photography skills, and engages students through a series of workshops, class critiques, and field trips, all culminating in a final exhibit. Teaching artists and assistants on staff at the Red Hook Community Justice Center facilitate workshops in which students craft visual stories from their own unique perspectives.


Teaching artists:
Lauren Henschel, Sam Barzilay, Nathan Bett, Russell Frederick, and Kisha Bari