Local Teens & Children display their Photographs of the community after Sandy, along with those photographs, artistically rendered, to reveal the future and healing
they want to see in their community;
View the work, meet the Artists, their Families and photographer Ron Haviv.
Open to all!
SUNDAY APRIL 28, 2013 3 - 5pm
at Smallwater 183 Beach 96th Street. MAP IT
Spurred ahead by the insistent and consistent need for children's healing in the wake of Sandy, the Art Relief Caravan Project launched their photography workshop in the Rockaways. As the sessions draw to a close on Sunday April 28, the young participants will be celebrated with a display of their photographs and artwork for the public. Meet these delighful and earnest young 'artists' - and also their parents and celebrated photojournalist Ron Haviv who mentored the young artists in this process.
Taking place on April 28, from 3pm - 5pm, this special production, which will be held at Smallwater - a large airy Rockaway Beach house currently being used as a local hurricane relief headquarters - will be open to the public. Food and drink will be served.
About the workshop:
Guided by the award-winning photo-journalist Ron Haviv and the caravan project team of art therapists, young teenagers from communities that were adversely effected by Hurricane Sandy learned how to frame their experiences, both physical and emotional. Photos of their external realities are being printed and layered with painted expressions of their internal worlds, thereby giving expression to their fears and dreams in order to find both hope in the future and solace in the present.
Award-winning photojournalist Ron Haviv has produced images of conflict and humanitarian crises that have made headlines around the world. Haviv is a co-founder of photo agency VII, that is dedicated to documenting conflict, both violent and non-violent, to produce an unflinching record of the injustices created and experienced by people caught up in the events they describe. His images have been published by Audobon, Business Week, Details, Fortune, Newsweek, New York Times, New Yorker, Vanity Fair, Time, and many more.