Bronx and Utica Day Habilitation Programs
In this photography workshop facilitated by Daniel Tobar, photographer, and Carly Johnson, Artists’ Collective* consultant, participants learned about the features of Fujifilm 35mm disposable cameras, which each participant received. Facilitators led discussion on different kinds of photos and what they can communicate. They looked at examples of photographs, from everyday objects and people to pictures of the Black Lives Matter Protests. Participants discussed what they wanted to communicate with their photos before taking a walk around the neighborhood to practice using the parts of the camera, perspective and lighting.
*The Fontana Center Artists’ Collective is facilitated by Carly Johnson, Healing Arts Clinical Coordinator, and Leslie Schmerler, Director of the Fontana Center. The Collective offers trauma-informed creative workshops, mentorship, and performance opportunities to youth in foster care. They explore how creativity can be an avenue for healing, communicating, entrepreneurship, and social change.