a Latino couple with a baby sitting in a restaurant

Work and Family: Through the Lens

a Latino couple with a baby sitting in a restaurant
Photo credit: © 2014 Javier Martinez

Work and Family: Through the Lens

Featuring: Heyma Singh, Isabell Lutz, Stephanie Vargas and other student photographers from the wrkxfmly photography program

Presented by

Working Assumptions


Moderated by

Barbara Filion





Thursday September 19

We all have schedules to juggle, people in our lives that rely on us, and people that we rely on. We have work, some paid and some not, we have responsibilities, and we have commitments. And while we each play different roles in our work and home lives, the two often overlap and impact one another.

At Photoville Education Day 2019, students from three New York City schools will share their perspectives on work and family. They’ll show work that they created in the wrkxfmly photography program, discuss their processes in a panel discussion, and answer your questions in a Q&A session—all facilitated by professional documentary photographer and wrkxfmly teaching artist Alice Proujansky.

This panel is part of Photoville Education Day, and open only to participants of this program. To learn more and register, please go here.


Heyma Singh, Grade 12, High School of Fashion Industries.

Isabell Lutz, Grade 12, East Side Community High School.

Stephanie Vargas, High School of Fashion Industries, Grade 11.

Barbara Filion, Director of Education, has over fifteen years of experience in the museum field and taught Museum Studies at JFK University. Prior to her relocation to the Bay Area, she served as the associate director of the Archaeology Museum at the University of South Alabama, Mobile. During her five years there, she broke new ground by presenting exhibitions designed to engage visitors in contemporary concerns, including civil rights, Indigenous issues, LGBTQ youth challenges, and global gender disparities, all in the context of archaeology. Previously, Barbara worked for over ten years at the Royal Ontario Museum, Toronto. She also consults, develops curriculum, and authors educational books for Pearson Publishing. Her most recent series of books combined Indigenous content with mathematical concepts.


wrkxfmly is a photography program that asks what work and family look like to students across the United States. The program is run by Working Assumptions, a nonprofit organization that makes visual art about work and family happen.

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