Throughout July 2017, students from UNIS and KIPP College Prep in the Bronx took part in the UNIS Human Rights Project, a photojournalism program for high school students sponsored by UNIS and the EE Ford Foundation.
Location: Brooklyn Bridge Park – Emily Warren Roebling Plaza
Number 1 on the official photoville map
Featuring youth photographers: Lydia Leiber (UNIS), Serena Aimen (UNIS), Eloise Chambadal (UNIS), Kadija Kone (KIPP), Karen Diaz (KIPP) and Amani Dobson (KIPP)
Throughout July 2017, students from UNIS and KIPP College Prep in the Bronx took part in the UNIS Human Rights Project, a photojournalism program for high school students sponsored by UNIS and the EE Ford Foundation. The students used New York City as their classroom to investigate and photograph health disparities related to health insurance access, life expectancy, asthma, diabetes, obesity, mental health, opiate addiction and violence. They trained with photographers and journalists; met with activists, academics and health care workers; and highlighted some of these disparities through photo essays. Students on this panel will describe the process and how they learned to use photos as tools for social justice.
To see more by the United Nations International School and PROOF: Media for Social Justice, visit their Photoville exhibition, “(un)Documented.”
The United Nations International School (UNIS), is affiliated with the United Nations. UNIS offers a K-12 education guided by the UN principles of global peace, fundamental human and equal rights, sustainability, and social progress. Its global curriculum enables students to better understand and act upon current global challenges. Students at UNIS come from over 120 countries.
PROOF: Media for Social Justice, organizes and documents global and domestic social injustices to reveal the power of everyday upstanders. PROOF’s network of human rights activists facilitates the testimony of those who take action against injustice. By engaging a network of photo journalists, activists, and scholars ethically collecting testimonies, PROOF’s exhibitions and workshops are encouraging righteous action.
Media for social justice