Nikon teams with the Whitney museum to teach NYC teens about photography
on Monday,July 12,2010 22:07
The Whitney Museum of American Art has recently started a program that teaches teenagers from New York City about photography. The museum's Youth Insights Education Program works with Nikon to loan 15 students a digital single-lens reflex (D-SLR) camera.
The semester-long course was taught by Nikon photographer, Nina Berman, who educated the students about aperture and depth of field, as well as other elements of photography. Nikon D5000 cameras were loaned to the amateur photographers, who learned how to transition from point-and-shoot cameras to entry-level D-SLRs.
The students final project was to capture the meaning of war through photography and writing. Participants wrote stories, essays and poetry to accompany their photographs. The project allows students to learn from a professional and express themselves through words and imagery.
"Nikon was excited to provide the Youth Insights program with Nikon D-SLR's to support aspiring student photographers," said Lucy Pellegrino, senior strategic marketing manager for Nikon Inc.
The works were celebrated at the Youth Insights Spring Celebration for an audience of more than 80 people, including family, friends, teachers and local artists.
The students' images, which included literal and conceptual interpretations of war, will be available for viewing at the Whitney Museum and online indefinitely.
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