JustArts Photography Program Fosters Community and Careers in Art

Students from neighborhoods across Brooklyn experienced life as photographers last summer as part of the JustArts photography program. For three months, 12 high school students explored the world of photography, from camera basics to artwork presentation, while learning to know their community from behind a camera lens. Brooklyn Arts Council has been proud to work with the JustArts program and the Red Hook Community Justice Center as one of our longest-running educational partnerships. 

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JustArts photography students unveiled a banner exhibiting their work on July 18, 2019.

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Teaching Artist Spotlight: Rachel Garbus

Today we’re catching up with BAC teaching artist Rachel Garbus, a writer and performer who worked with senior citizens in a podcasting residency at Coney Island Seaside Innovative Senior Center as part of the SU-CASA initiative.  This is Rachel’s first year as a teaching artist with BAC. Read on to learn about her experience and to hear the seniors’ stories for yourself! 



What art forms do you work in, in or out of your teaching artist capacity?

I am a writer and performer. I write satire and cultural criticism, and write and perform improv, sketch comedy, live lit, and film. I also facilitate oral history and storytelling projects. Whew!

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