Youth Artist Exchange: Looking Outward

Photoville Festival 2021 Sessions On-demand recordings are made possible thanks to our partner, PhotoWings 

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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 looks outward to explore and investigate their surroundings, communities, and pressing social issues within them.

This panel is part of Photoville Education. See the full lineup here.

Photoville Youth Artist Exchanges bring together youth photographers and professional photographers for engaging conversations. This exchange features artists whose work looks outward to explore and investigate their surroundings, communities, and pressing social issues within them.

Saturday October 9

1:00PM EST

Online

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Photoville Education provides year-round programming to engage young people and educators with visual storytelling through workshops, resources, and field trips.

Presenter Bios

andy chengAndy Cheng, Eastside Community High School 

I am sixteen years old and I am a junior. I enjoy making art and being creative. Besides photography, I love drawing and painting. Using a real camera is a new thing for me, but now I realize how fun it is to hold one in your hand and take photos, using camera allows me to create art in just a second!

Irma Bohorquez-Geisler
Copyright 2017 Michael Johnson

Irma Bohórquez-Geisler 

Irma Bohórquez-Geisler is a photographer, biologist, educator and cultural leader for Mexican-Americans on Staten Island. Irma immigrated to New York from Mexico City in 1991. She holds a doctorate in Ecological Entomology from Oxford University and is Founder, Artistic and Program Director of the annual Dia de Muertos (Day of the Dead) established in 1992. Since 2001, Irma has been working on an ongoing documentary series, “Simple Moments of an Emerging Presence,” of Mexican-Americans and Mexican immigrants in New York, focusing especially on Staten Island. Featured in The NY Times/Lens Blog, 2016; the 12th Julia Annual Margaret Cameron Award in Barcelona in 2019; New York City’s Photoville opening night for the Battle of the Boroughs for Staten Island; first and second Alice Austen Triennial in 2016 and 2019. Her Photographs have been exhibited at numerous contemporary art galleries and museums. She has presented workshops and talks on Mexican traditions at many museums and schools.

AmandaAmanda Vargas is a Brooklyn resident with a Puerto Rican-Spanish background. She gained an appreciation for photography in her childhood and began capturing images at age 12. Amanda is now a senior studying photography and film at Digital Arts and Cinema Technology High School, and has previously shown work in the 2020 Photoville exhibition. She strives to capture and share her perspective on the world using photography and other camera based media. Outside of school Amanda’s work features environmental landscapes, and she creates short film projects based on current events.
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