Photoville

Educator Exhibition Grant

 

Applications now closed.

All applicants will hear back from us by the end of March.

Building on 7 years of collaboration with educators to develop lesson plans inspired by photography projects, the Photoville x PhotoWings Educator Exhibition 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.

 

Six educators will be selected to receive a $500 cash grant and an exhibition of their students work – designed and produced by Photoville – at the Photoville Festival 2024.

Educator Exhibit Grant Recipients

2023

NYC Alphabets

Brooklyn Bridge Park – Emily Warren Roebling Plaza

Inspired by artist Wendy Ewald’s American Alphabets series, students at Harvest Collegiate High School explored language, identity, and culture through cyanotype self-portraits connected to a specific word.

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2023

The Crown and Glory Project

Brooklyn Bridge Park – Emily Warren Roebling Plaza

The Crown & Glory Project celebrates underrepresented young creatives in NYC, challenging them to create DIY crowns from unconventional and found materials, as well as create collaborative photo portraits wearing their crowns that capture their individuality and goals as future creative leaders.

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2023

Speaking Portraits

Brooklyn Bridge Park – Emily Warren Roebling Plaza

Speaking Portraits elevate our experiences, reveal hidden truths, and inform the viewer about what is most meaningful to us.

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2023

Through Our Eyes: A Collective Portrait of Caracas

Travers Park

Through Our Eyes uses formal collaborative portraits and single documentary images made by young women participants of Project MiRA to tell the story of resilience, joy, and struggle in the barrios of Caracas, Venezuela – a country that has been hit by a years-long crisis.

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2023

Faces of Us: Portraits and Personal Narratives

IN-Tech Academy MS/HS 368

Faces of Us: Photographic Portraits and Personal Narratives by students of IN-Tech Academy MS/HS 368, The Bronx, NYC

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2023

Four Decades: A Retrospective of the M.S. 51 Student Photography Program

William Alexander Middle School 51

Celebrating Middle School 51’s 40-year history of photographic education, students from M.S. 51 adjudicate a retrospective of darkroom and digital images created by students who have previously attended this renowned photography program in Park Slope, Brooklyn.

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2022

Senior Saviors

Grand Street Settlement Best

Presented by The Lower Eastside Girls Club and Photoville, in partnership with PhotoWings

Recipient of the 2022 Photoville & PhotoWings Educator Exhibition Grant

Senior Saviors showcases portraits that celebrate the spirit and legacy of our elders who are giving back to the Lower East Side community.

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2022

PORTRAITS OF THE PANDEMIC

Domino Park, Williamsburg

Presented by The Photographers of I.S. 318 in Brooklyn, New York and Photoville, in partnership with PhotoWings

The pandemic has changed the way we live and interact, as well as the way we see people, places, and things.

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2022

Mixed Identity: Hybrid Portraits

Brooklyn Bridge Park – Pier 2

Presented by Riverdale Avenue Middle School and Photoville, in partnership with PhotoWings

Recipient of the 2022 Photoville & Photowings Educator Exhibition Grant

Expand students’ creativity.

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2022

Everything in Between: A Spectrum of Emerging Visions

Brooklyn Bridge Park – Emily Warren Roebling Plaza

Presented by NYU Tisch Department of Photography and Imaging and Photoville, in partnership with PhotoWings

Recipient of the 2022 Photoville & PhotoWings Educator Exhibition Grant

Twelve high school photographers present unique perspectives and artistic approaches to stories about the environment, relationships, fashion, dreams, immigration, mental health, and more.

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2022

What Is a Healthy Neighborhood? Youth Data Stories from the Bronx

Santa Maria School

Presented by The Eighth Grade Class of Santa Maria School (Class of 2022) and Photoville, in partnership with PhotoWings

Recipient of the 2022 Photoville & PhotoWings Educator Exhibition Grant

In this month-long project, eighth grade students created photo essays — combining art and data — to investigate the question: “What is a healthy place, and why should people care?”

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2022

Un Verano en Queens / A Summer in Queens

Travers Park

Presented by Back to the Lab and Photoville, in partnership with PhotoWings

Recipient of the 2022 Photoville & PhotoWings Educator Exhibition Grant

During the summer of 2021, teenage students from the Jackson Heights and Elmhurst areas participated in a two-week intensive beginner photography workshop facilitated by Back to the Lab, a local photography organization.

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2021

In Our Eyes

Brooklyn Bridge Park – Pier 3

In Our Eyes highlights photography from New York City public middle school students who see the light in themselves and the world around them.

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2021

dándoles sus flores (giving them their flowers)

Brooklyn Bridge Park – Pier 3

giving them their flowers is a multimodal youth-led storytelling exhibit honoring matriarchs of color through collaged photographs and oral histories.

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2021

An Incredible Freedom

East Side Community High School

Recipient of the 2020 Photoville & PhotoWings Educator Exhibition Grant.

This project began over Zoom in the fall of 2020 with students from the East Side Photo Program.

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2021

System Error

Brooklyn Bridge Park – Pier 3

System Error highlights the work of important activists who are on the ground working to reform our prison systems. Our exhibit hopes to inspire others as it it did us—you do not need to be on the frontline or have a personal connection to bring change.

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2021

Small Details

Brooklyn Bridge Park – Pier 3

Created in community with students and teachers at Digital Arts and Cinema Technology High School, Small Details highlights acts of resistance and change through lens-based media. Each piece documents a “small detail” displaying moments and actions of change. Through exhibiting our complex world views, our hope is to uplift others to reflect on the many ways they can create change.

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