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High school photography course & exhibit
Making Meaning with Photography
February - June 2022
Essex Street Academy at 350 Grand Street, NY, NY.

I taught a 2x/week digital photography elective at a high school in lower Manhattan. Sixteen ninth and tenth graders learned photography basics and history. Then, we printed and framed four images each + wall text, for our final group show in the halls of ESA.

October, 2019--June, 2022

I aslo led ESA's weekly after school photo club. Results were framed and hung up in the halls each semester.


Photo research & usage rights
Quiet Americans Cover.jpg
LIA book cover.jpg


LightField: Multimedia art exhibits in Hudson,NY
© Laura Plageman, Hudson
© Brenda Kenneally, Upstate Girls
Making a Scene: Storytelling and the Real | 2016
© Wendel White, Schools for the Colored
Photo + Synthesis | 2019
Just the Facts | 2017
In 2016, I founded LightField, a nonprofit that mounts exhibits of multimedia art whose aim is to illuminate social and environmental issues. We have mounted three multi-artist shows, with programming, at Hudson Hall in Hudson, NY. In each exhibit, we include work from our Young Photographers Workshop, a free workshop for teens from underserved areas around Hudson, that teaches visual literacy as a way to sharpen individual agency in young people.
Our 2019 show, Photo + Synthesis, centered on modern and 19th century landscapes of the Hudson River Valley, tree ring science, and data visualization.

Our 2017 show, Just the Facts, touched on themes of segregation, immigration, home, desire, and individual agency.
Our 2016 show, Making a Scene: Storytelling and the Real, addressed the increasing slippage in narrative art between documentary and fiction. for more info


A large-scale exhibit of escapist photo collages in a corporate lobby