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.
Presenters: Fatmata Bah Annette Palacios Jennifer Florencio
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.
Photoville is a New York-based non-profit organization that works to promote a wider understanding and increased access to the art of photography and visual storytelling by producing a free annual festival, amplifying impactful narratives, and connecting artists to a wide global audience by activating accessible public spaces via large scale exhibitions.
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