QNS.com: Queens Community House-led video and photography exhibition to be displayed in Kew Gardens
QNS.com: Queens Community House-led video and photography exhibition to be displayed in Kew Gardens | August 2021: The historic Maple Grove Cemetery in the heart of Kew Gardens will host a special visual arts exhibition beginning Monday, Aug. 23.
Queens Community House (QCH), one of the largest social service organizations in the borough, partnered with the nonprofit Friends of Maple Grove to host QCH’s summer video and photography (SVP) program for young women exhibition at the sprawling 65-acre cemetery until Sept. 20.
“The SVP program gives young women another avenue for creative expression,” QCH Executive Director Ben Thomases said. “Having their photographs on display for the public at Maple Grove Cemetery is a great way to acknowledge everything they learned this summer about photography, the Queens community and, most importantly, themselves.”
The SVP program provides young women ages 13 to 18 with basic photography skills and offers opportunities to take photographs while exploring different neighborhoods in Queens.
This year, the program collaborated with the Josephine Herrick Project and welcomed a professional photographer to teach enhanced photography skills to the participants.
“I thoroughly enjoyed my time in the SVP program and learned a lot about photography techniques, such as ‘frame within a frame’ and using lead lines,” SVP program participant Isabella Chow said.
This summer, the five-week-long program had 22 participants, and each young woman was able to display three of their own photographs at the exhibition.
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