NeON Photography is a community created to provide both professional and creative opportunity in seven New York City neighborhoods (Brownsville, Bedford-Stuyvesant, East New York, Harlem, Jamaica, Northern Staten Island, and the South Bronx). The initiative offers photography workshops both in-person and online citywide. Our participants receive professional photography training in classes designed to introduce them to the elements and history of photography, as well as a range of technical skills, and the art of visual storytelling.
The NeON Photography workshops are a paid opportunity made possible through the Neighborhood Opportunity Network (NeON) that prepares participants to work as professional photographers. NeON Photography graduates have been hired for events across the city, some of those including Carnegie Hall, New York Fashion Week shows, music salons for Park Avenue Pianos, tennis tournaments with legend John McEnroe, and more.
This summer we'll be offering two six-week Virtual Introduction to Photography classes:
Mondays 4-6PM: July 11 - August 15
Wednesdays 3-5PM : July 13 - August 17
Click here to register
The deadline for registration is July 8th.
NeON Photography classes are available throughout the five boroughs, and, with the changing course of the pandemic, has recently transitioned to holding workshops online, making them accessible to all. The workshops provide both work-readiness training and opportunities for artistic expression. Participants share stories of themselves and their communities, and the stories that they share through their photographs are displayed in pop-up gallery exhibitions at the end of each course period. So far, NeON Photo graduates have had their photos exhibited at several galleries throughout the city, some of them including PowerHouse Arena, Hunter East Harlem Gallery, Denise Bibro Fine Art, the Kente Royal Gallery of Harlem, and more. Participants also keep digital portfolios through the program that can be accessed online as a professional resource.
NeON Photographers are working on a publication titled “Searching for the City.” The book will display work from old and new participants alike, showing the change and growth of NeON Photography, and the growth that has occurred within the individuals of the program themselves.
For participants under 18 years, apply here
For participants 18 years and older, apply here
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