ABOUT PICTURE JUSTICE
Educating and inspiring our next generation of Upstanders
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.
SUMMER 2018 ZINE
NEW YORK CITY IS YOUR CLASSROOM
Participants work with professional photographers, journalists, and educators, to explore a local human rights/ social justice issue. Participants meet with community leaders, lawyers, activists, and advocates working on reform, advocacy and social change. Capturing photos and taking testimonies from people who have lived experiences of the program topic.
Participants produce a photo exhibition, online photo essays, and an edition of the PROOF POST - advocacy newspaper. Picture Justice participants walk away with an invaluable set of research, artistic, and leadership skills.
Founded in 2014 in partnership with the United Nations International School.
- 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.
Images courtesy of Ligeia Moltisanti