All are welcome in the new exhibition of the SHS Creative Photography Club
Category: On our radar
Posted: Thursday, May 12, 2022 2:07 PM
The Scarsdale High School Creative Photography Club has unveiled its first-ever photography installation and fundraiser, currently on display at the Scarsdale Public Library. As explained in a letter from club member Joe DiMartino, “The Creative Photography Club aims to embrace Scarsdale’s visual arts community and expand their passion for photography.”
All proceeds from the show will be donated directly to NYC SALT, which is a non-profit organization. Its mission parallels many of the goals and ideals that make the Scarsdale High School Creative Photography Club special.
Alicia Hansen, founder of NYC SALT, once insisted, “Creativity is inherent in everyone. She continued, “At NYC SALT, our goal is to use photography to attract creative talent, giving students who don’t have access or opportunity the best tools and instruction from some of the most talented photographers in the world. creative industry. Many of our students would have no idea that the creative industry career paths we expose them to exist. Our program creates a family and a pathway for first generation students so they can think of work as a vocation and change a cycle of poverty in their families.
What separates the Scarsdale High School Creative Photography Club from other photography clubs and classes is the focus: most photography is centered around a journalistic style. As in, photos are meant to capture a scene, site, or object within the context of an objective storyline. However, this club aims to emphasize creativity, claiming that their focus is in the “fine arts” of photography. A journalist can write an article on a tree accompanied by a photo of the tree, whereas the photographs taken by the members of this club would rather be centered on precise veins of roots, the texture of a singular leaf, the juxtaposition of a wet branch and a lively trunk, and more. Their images don’t just show what was on their screen: their art appreciates different camera techniques and the intricacies of focal points and image peripheries.
The in-person exhibition started on May 7andand it closes on Friday May 27and. The hours are as follows:
Monday-Wednesday: 9 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Thursday-Friday: 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Saturday: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Sunday: 12 p.m. – 5 p.m.
On shsphoto.commore information about the club can be found, as well as an exciting virtual museum – a gallery of the highest quality – of their exhibit.