Behind the Masks

This year in our Community Partnership with Mt. Sinai Adolescent Health Center, we are focusing on our personal evolutionary goals through photography, group psychotherapy, writing, and public speaking.

On the first day of class, we set out on our journey by creating partner portraits to photograph our evolutionary goals.  This assignment introduced us to DSLR cameras.  During the shoot, we shot worm’s eye views, bird’s eye views, representational portraits, and communicating our ideas through gesture. This shoot helped us face personal issues that are going on in our lives, and in the world we live in.

“It is always interesting to find out who you are paired with, get to know them and build new friendships.”  -Shalon

ICP Faculty Adam Melany and ICP Teaching Assistant Richard Burrowes working with ICP student Shalon.  Credit: Jaime Schlesinger


ICP Student Gloria. Credit: Richard Burrowes


ICP Student Michael working with his partner. Credit: Patrick McNabb

Below are some of the final selected images by the students.

“My partner and I decided to go outside to work on the partner portraits, and it was nice to know that someone was as serious about self portraits as I was.” -Eric

Credit:  Eric

“I enjoyed discovering more about who I am and challenging myself to be creative.” -Chris


Credit:  Chris

“The portrait came out well, even though I was nervous to have a photograph taken of myself.” -Jose


Credit:  Jose



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