Come create a photo zine uplifting of autism acceptance, disability joy and inclusion with Disability Art Activist Jen White-Johnson, this workshop is designed and tailored for Neurodivergent and disabled communities.
Presenters: Jen White-Johnson
Location: Brooklyn Bridge Park – Emily Warren Roebling Plaza
Number 1 on the official photoville map
Inspired by KnoxRoxs The Zine, a photo zine that uplifts Autistic Joy through the lens of a 10 year old boy and his Neurodivergent Mom and Dad, participants are invited to learn about neurodiversity and disability justice through the lens of Disability Art Activist Jen White-Johnson. Jen is also a featured Photoville artist and will be talking about her photography process in documenting her son’s Autism experience.
Jen White-Johnson is a disabled and Neurodivergent Afro-Latina art activist and design educator whose visual work aims to uplift disability justice narratives in design. As an artist-educator with Graves disease and ADHD, Jen uses photography, zines and collage art to explore the intersection of content and caregiving, emphasizing redesigning ableist visual culture. Jen has presented her disability justice activist work and collaborated with a number of brands and art spaces across print and digital such as Twitter, Target, Converse, and Apple. Her photo and design work has been featured in The Washington Post, The New York Times, AfroPunk, and is permanently archived in libraries at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, and most recently acquired by the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture. In 2020 she was an honoree on the Diversability’s D-30 Disability Impact List and In 2021 she was listed as 20 Latino Artists to watch on Today.com Jen has an MFA in Graphic Design from The Maryland Institute College of Art, she currently lives in Baltimore with her husband Kevin and 10-year-old son Knox.