Photoville Youth Artist Exchanges bring together youth photographers and professional photographers for engaging conversations. This exchange features artists whose work reaches into their family, cultural and community roots to connect and redefine the past, present and future.
Moderators: Jasmin Chang
Photoville Festival 2021 Sessions On-demand recordings are made possible thanks to our partner, PhotoWings.
Photoville Youth Artist Exchanges bring together youth photographers and professional photographers for engaging conversations on Zoom about their visual stories. This exchange features artists whose work reaches into their family, cultural and community roots to connect and redefine the past, present and future.
This panel is part of Photoville Education. See the full lineup here.
Fatmata Bah, currently serving as a youth farmer with Hattie Carthan Community Garden & Peer Lead with Lion’s Tooth Project – is a student of life and facilitator, who relishes in the chance to broaden people’s ideas around wellness, gender, and sexuality.
They aim to combine their interests of history and memory work with their love of being an educator; teaching community members from an intersectional, decolonized lens – reflective of themselves and their heritage.
Annette Palacios (b. 2003 Brooklyn, NY; based in NYC) is a Chicana photographer working across several genres and themes of identity, family, culture, religion, and otherness to help better understand her heritage and the people she surrounds herself with. Her work usually takes on the form of portraiture; she finds inspiration in the daily interactions between people and their environments and the colors that materialize in nature and on NYC streets. Palacios plans to major in film/television production while at Hunter College to further strengthen her storytelling abilities through moving image and sound.
Jazmine Florencio is a current senior and Latinx committee chairwoman at Brooklyn Emerging Leaders Academy. Through her own writing, she is on a mission to share stories of strong women of color who are often misrepresented.
Jasmin Chang is a Taiwanese-American artist and organizer who grew up in California and has called New York City home since 2011. Her practice explores photography, storytelling and art-making as portals to connect people. She spearheaded Photoville’s education and community initiatives for its first ten years. She is a member of Friends of Commodore Barry Park and the Fort Greene Park Conservancy.
Founded in 2011 in Brooklyn, NY, Photoville was built on the principles of addressing cultural equity and inclusion, which we are always striving for, by ensuring that the artists we exhibit are diverse in gender, class, and race.
In pursuit of its mission, Photoville produces an annual, city-wide open air photography festival in New York City, a wide range of free educational community initiatives, and a nationwide program of public art exhibitions.
By activating public spaces, amplifying visual storytellers, and creating unique and highly innovative exhibition and programming environments, we join the cause of nurturing a new lens of representation.
Through creative partnerships with festivals, city agencies, and other nonprofit organizations, Photoville offers visual storytellers, educators, and students financial support, mentorship, and promotional & production resources, on a range of exhibition opportunities.
For more information about Photoville visit, www.photoville.com