Youth Programs - Classes & Camps


Two-Week Summer Photography Camp (ages 15–18)

Monday–Friday, 10 a.m.–3:30 p.m., July 7–18, 2014     $800.

In this two-week photography intensive, held at Aperture Foundation in Chelsea, students will hone their observational and picture-creation competencies while learning to “read” the photographic image. Each day begins with a conversation about photographic “seeing” and a critique of the previous day’s shoot, followed by lunch and a photographic field trip to the High Line, Chelsea Market, or Hudson River Park to tackle the assignment of the day. Students will also visit galleries in the Chelsea neighborhood. This class is digitally based; cameras will be provided, but students may bring their own digital cameras and laptops to class if they wish. Limited to 12 participants.


Two-Week Summer Photobook Camp (ages 15–18)
Monday–Friday, 10 a.m.–3:30 p.m., July 21–August 1, 2014     $800.

In this two-week intensive, students will work to create original photobooks from their own photographic portfolios. While considering the form and content of some of the twentieth century’s iconic photobooks, including Walker Evans’s American Photographs and Robert Frank’s The Americans, students will work to sequence their own imagery into cohesive visual narratives that will then be printed using an online publishing program. Students should arrive on the first day of class with a portfolio of at least fifty digital images. These need not be subject- or theme-based. Students are encouraged to bring their own laptops to class. Students will also visit galleries in the Chelsea neighborhood.

Alice Proujansky is the lead teacher and curriculum writer for Aperture’s  youth-education programs. She holds a BFA from the Tisch School of the Arts, New York University. In addition to being a practicing photojournalist, she has taught photography at New York institutions including the Working Playground, the Red Hook Community Justice Center, and the Center for Alternative Sentencing and Employment Services. She has also led professional-development coaching sessions for teaching artists under the auspices of the Urban Arts Partnership.

Refund / Cancellation Policy for Aperture Classes and Camps

All fees are non-refundable if you should choose to withdraw from a class less than one month prior to its start date unless we are able to fill your seat. In the event of a medical emergency, please provide a physician’s note stating the nature of the emergency, and Aperture will issue you a credit that can be applied to future programming. Aperture reserves the right to cancel any class up to one week prior to the start date if the class is under-enrolled, in which case a full refund will be issued. A minimum of ten students is required to run a class.

Aperture Foundation, 547 West 27th Street, 4th Floor, New York, NY 10001

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