This winter semester at ICP at THE POINT, the Tuesday preteen class visited the Studio Museum in Harlem.
The theme of this term’s class is Roots. The students have been learning manual camera functions such as aperture, shutter speed, and proper exposure, as well as how to print in a black-and-white film darkroom. Through their photography, they have shown interest in documenting people, places, and things of significant meaning, which are rooted within their lives.
The students participated in a group discussion featuring the museum’s current exhibitions Circa 1970, Black Cowboy, and Excerpt. Discussion topics included significant changes in the history of representation, redefining stereotypes and subcultures through race, the meaning and power of language, and the invention of new mythologies in contemporary culture.
Photo Credits: Tania Yenidjeian, ICP at THE POINT Faculty