Saskia Kahn & Kholood Eid / Making Meaningful Pictures
with Young People
Two seasoned teaching artists, Saskia Kahn, and Kholood Eid, present highlights and insights from their experiences working with young people in photography. Saskia runs LightField's Young Photographers Workshop in Hudson New York. Middle schoolers from YPW's 2018 course will join us. Kholood works primarily at the Bronx Documentary Center and at other institutions and non profits in New York City, and she too will be accompanied by a few of her students.
From alternative processes such as cyanotypes, to using documentary photography for social activism, a wide variety of topics can be covered in a youth photo workshop. Saskia and Kholood will talk about this, and also about: how photography opens doors to so many other areas of a young person's life; particular challenges and surprises of working with youth; and increasing confidence in the artistic process, which includes defining success, practicing courage, and embracing creative ambiguity and failure.
This is a chance to listen, learn, and contribute your thoughts. See the thrilling leaps and bounds young people take when they are given the tools and support to believe in their ideas. Arts educators and programmers, teaching artists, teens, parents and caregivers: join us, we want to open the conversation to all!
On the walls will be the beautiful results from both Saskia's 2018 Young Photographers Workshop for LightField, as well as Kholood's BDC student work.
Anna Van Lenten, HKPS Curator & LightField Director will lead our discussion.
SASKIA KAHN is a multidisciplinary visual artist from the Manhattan Beach section of Brooklyn, NY. Raised in a family full of artists, including illustrator Edward Sorel and design visionary Fritz Kahn, she discovered photography as a means of capturing the quirks and characters of the quickly gentrifying neighborhoods of Brooklyn. Her work has been featured in The New York Times, The Brooklyn Rail, The Huffington Post, and other publications. She received her BFA from Brooklyn College and is Vice President of LightField, a bi-annual photography festival in Hudson, NY.
KHOLOOD EID is a documentary photographer working with stills, audio, video, writing and editing. She teaches photography to preteens at the Bronx Documentary Center, as well as graduate students at NYU. Her work has appeared in many publications including The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and Bloomberg, with video editing for TIME.com, VSCO and others. She received a masters degree in photojournalism from the University of Missouri in 2015. Among her honors are: PDN's 30 New and Emerging Photographers to Watch (2018), and IWMF Adelante Reporting Fellowship (Colombia, 2017). She had a solo exhibit at the University of Delaware ("Intersecting Parallels: Women in Haifa", 2015), and screened her short documentary film at Open Show in New York City ("Until Her," 2014).