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Photographer Spotlight: Rahmani, 11, 6th grade (Post 3 of 3) • Rahmani, along with her fellow photographers from the Spring/Summer 2019 cohort, had two images displayed at the @focushope Focus: Detroit Photography Festival. The students’ images were projected onto the historic Bell Building and hung along a fence. • We are incredibly lucky to have Rahmani in our photography program and are so grateful that she’ll be joining us for our next session. We can’t wait to see what she continues to do with her camera. __________________ #Detroit #Michigan #DetroitLove #313 #Photography #documentaryPhotography #everydaymotorcity #everydaydetroit #everydayusa #everydayeverywhere #youth #community #future #CapturingBelief #makeportraits
Photographer Spotlight: Rahmani, 11, 6th grade (Post 2 of 3) • Rahmani recently spoke in front of the entire SAY Detroit Play center talking about her experiences with Capturing Belief. Seeing her continue to break out of her shell and speak to a crowd of her peers and teachers was awesome. Her work has continued to improve and we look forward to seeing what she creates this next session. ____________________ #Youth #future #community #Detroit #Michigan #313 #DetroitLove #urbanfarming #farm #garden #pig #animals #easternmarketdetroit #puppy #learning #confidence #esucation #documentaryphotography #photography #everydaymotorcity #everydaydetroit #everydayeverywhere #everydayUSA #capturingbelief
Photographer Spotlight: Rahmani, 11, 6th grade (Post 1 of 3) • “Photography has helped me be less shy. I am more confident in myself,” said Rahmani. • Rahmani joined Capturing Belief in 2017 with her older sister Rahmyza. We’ve seen their bond as sisters and fellow photographers grow and during this last program, we’ve seen a positive shift in the way they work together and apart. Looking through Rahmani’s photographs you can see her confidence grow as she moves closer to the person or animal in the frame. ____________________ #youth #community #future #photography #photographs #Detroit #DetroitLove #313 #everydaymotorcity #everydaydetroit #documentaryphotography #photojournalism #everydayeverywhere #growth #confidence #capturingbelief
Belated NY Dispatch • “Photoville has allowed me to glimpse what the future holds for humanity it has many allies in the arts. Photoville has also allowed me to worry a little less about what the world has in store for my children, and feel a little bit safer knowing that if I fall there are many doing the work who will assume my place,” wrote Khary Mason (@blinqmccurdy) • Capturing Belief got to spend a whole weekend exploring Photoville and meeting with organizations alongside artists and members from @insidesouthwest, @everydaymotorcity , @darkroomdetroit and @youngdetroitphotosociety. • A giant thank you to everyone who spent time getting to know us and letting us ask a ton of questions. Thank you to Devin, Adam and Alicia from @nycsalt , Noelle and Sylvia from the @magnumfoundation, Leila of @artplaceamerica, Alyssa of @photowings, Mike and Bianca of the @bronxdocumentarycenter , Abigail of @thepointcdc and @icp and Hank Thomas Sr. • We learned so much from these individuals and organizations as well as the many panelists we got to hear from. Moving conversations by @ga.briella, @heislerphoto , Change W Lee, @authoritycollective, @mengwencao, @tlpix, Elizabeth Wirija, Ka-Man Tse, Gabriel Garcia-Roman, @rollie6x6, @104bx , @ruddyroye, @travon Free and @michaelamccoyphotography. There are so many others we got to speak with, listen to and spend time getting to know. Follow @blinqmccurdy for more photos, detailed dispatches and check out his writing from the trip on his Facebook page. ______________ #NY #NewYork #BrooklynBridge #Brooklyn #Photoville #Photography #photojournalism #CapturingBelief #education #community #youth #future
Dispatch #1 from New York by @blinqmccurdy We arrived in New York and met Carmen, a Lyft driver. Carmen, from Ecuador, has been here for 4 years studying business administration in college. His brother will soon graduate the New York City police academy. • We dropped our stuff off at a modest Air BnB. @dandyromain, @elaine_cromie and I ventured out on foot to see the sights. When three photographers go for a short walk in a new place, the walk will be anything but short. There are so many interesting things to explore in new environments and if you don't have a specific place to be at a specific time, you can take time... and when you are done you just might have captured something special to share with the world. • Photography is like fishing, you don't have to catch anything, sometimes its nice to just be present in the moment. When we were out it seemed as though everyone around us was in a hurry to be somewhere else, from the West Indian "Nanny's", and dog walkers, to the hip commuters with their business suits in sling bags on their way home speeding along in huge packs of hipster bike riders that seem at times to take over the streets. • We kept seeing books in boxes and items of clothing sitting on stoops or walls outside of Brownstones. We talked to Raphael, a local resident, and she told us that the books and other items that seemed to be abandoned were items that were no longer wanted by those who possessed them, and that these items were waiting for new owners to find them. See? Instead of simply throwing the items away when they were no longer needed or wanted they are offered to the community. We also stumbled upon the next generation of brilliant board game makers, working out their ideas with chalk on the sidewalk, so we decided to play along, Romain went first. Photos by @blinqmccurdy _______________ #Detroit to #NewYork #NY #brooklyn #Photoville #photography #photographers #education #community #capturingbelief