Founded in 2014 in partnership with the United Nations International School, Picture Justice equips participants with the skills to address social injustices in their own communities through a combination of photography, storytelling, and human rights education.
The program fosters critical thinking and active citizenship, promotes compassion and empathy, and equips participants with the skills needed to be social justice advocates.
Participants work with professional photographers, journalists, and educators, to explore a human rights issue of their choosing, research, document, and create. They also meet with community leaders, lawyers, activists, and advocates working on reform. We will be photographing and taking testimonies from people who have lived experiences of the program topic.
Participants may produce online photo essays, recorded testimonials, and education resource toolkits. Regardless of the creative output, Picture Justice participants walk away with an invaluable set of research, artistic, and leadership skills.
- Photography training
- Personal story as advocacy tools
- Knowledge of human rights issues
- Public speaking and advocacy
Picture Justice can be integrated into school curriculum, providing a unique multi-faceted approach to learning about social justice, photography, and human rights within the classroom. Hear below from students from a recent in-school Picture Justice partnership with Avenues: The World School.
"In the last month I feel I have grown into a more aware and better New York citizen which has been very exciting for me. The topics and lessons you shared with us truly embodied the saying "step out of your bubble" and was an action I had an amazing time doing. I look forward to continuing work surrounding these topics in the future." Belle Frazier, Avenues: The World School Picture Justice Student
Images courtesy of Ligeia Moltisanti
Click here to learn more about Picture Justice - Summer 2018. All students are encouraged to apply.