Photo by Abigail Montes
Join ICP faculty members Abigail Montes and Tiffany Williams for a hands-on imagemaking activity exploring DUMBO while learning basic photographic techniques!
Presenters: Abigail Montes Tiffany Williams
Location: Brooklyn Bridge Park – Emily Warren Roebling Plaza
Number 1 on the official photoville map
Join ICP faculty members Abigail Montes and Tiffany Williams for a hands-on imagemaking activity exploring the neighborhood! As we celebrate DUMBO, what are the people, places, and things that make this particular neighborhood come to life? While learning basic photographic techniques, participants will use whatever imagemaking device they have (smartphone, iPad, camera, etc.) to document what stands out most to them. They will then share their images as a group in honoring the day and can post to #ICPinDUMBO (Photoville hashtags) to contribute to a greater community archive!
The group will meet at the ICP tent.
Abigail Montes is a documentary photographer, educator and youth arts coordinator from the South Bronx. She graduated from LaGuardia Community College in 2002 with an AAS in Commercial Photography. Since 2013, she has worked with various initiatives empowering youth through image making. In 2018 she completed the Documentary Practice and Visual Journalism One-Year Certificate Program at the International Center of Photography (ICP) and was awarded the Documentary Arts Fellowship. In 2019 Montes became the Co-Coordinator and Lab Manager of ICP at THE POINT, a youth photo program based in the neighborhood where she grew up and centers her documentary practice. In 2021 she earned a BFA in Photography from Saint John’s University. Montes is a lead instructor for ICP’s Community Programs, teaching the fundamentals of photography with social justice, self esteem, community and collaboration as thematic anchors.
Tiffany Williams (she/her), ICP at THE POINT Co-Program Coordinator & Lab Manager, Faculty
Tiffany Williams is a portrait and landscape photographer and teacher from Harlem and the South Bronx. Tiffany has been part of many nonprofit organizations working with youth and young adults since 2006. She has been part of the International Center of Photography’s (ICP) Community Programs for over twenty years, starting as a student in Teen Academy, becoming a Teaching Assistant, then the Co-Coordinator and Lab Manager of ICP at THE POINT CDC, and most recently a faculty member. She teaches students the fundamentals of analog and digital photography as well as how to create a portfolio in a virtual classroom. For the past three years, Tiffany has also been the Coordinator for Minds Empowered, another program at THE POINT CDC, where she works with youth talking about domestic violence and creating art.
The International Center of Photography (ICP) is the world’s leading institution dedicated to photography and visual culture. Cornell Capa founded ICP in 1974 to champion “concerned photography” — socially and politically minded images that can educate and change the world. Through our exhibitions, education programs, community outreach, and public programs, ICP offers an open forum for dialogue about the power of the image.
As part of Photoville Festival 2023, ICP will be providing family activities, youth panels for our EDU days, and workshops hosted at their center – check back for more details throughout May!