We are awesome! Look at these awesome pics of the museum! Look at the exciting pics of what the people did and wore! We totally need a fashion update!! We took pictures about the people who were immigrants who lived in the Lower East Side. We took pictures because we are making a mural for the museum and we will use the photos to design the mural.
Name: Jonathan Age: 15 Nationality: Puerto Rican/Black Why im here in photo after-school: becuase it lookz fun what makez me unique: im bright Nickname:Jonny/Jonny Boy which eva workz 4 ya
Name: Shearn Age: 15 Nationality: African-American/Black Why am I in photo after-school: i'm here because i enjoy taking pictures of myself and friends and family, and being here i'm going to learn to enjoy taking poictures of other things. What makes me unique?: I don't know, you tell me? Nickname: I dont really have one, but I rather be called Shawn than Shearn.
Name: Eliana Age: 14 Nationality: Dominican (Hispanic) Why I'm in photo after-school: Because I like taking pictures. What makes me unique: I can always make you laugh & smile. Nickname: Elie
Name: Jeannine Age: 14 Nationality: Ecuadorian (Hispanic) Why I'm in photo after-school: I like taking pictures of anything and everything I see. What makes me unique: I have a good personality Nickname: Chicken Little (only Eliana can call me that)
Name: Adrian Age: 16 Nationality: Dominican (Hispanic) Why I'm in photo after-school: Scott (the principal) made me take it. What makes me unique: N/A Nickname: Chicken Little N/A
Name: Domonique Age: 16 Nationality: Black/White Why I'm in photo after-school: Because it's fun and interesting. What makes me unique: I don't know. Nickname: Momo or Monique
Name: Samantha Age: 14 Nationality: Puerto Rican Why I'm in photo after-school: I don't know What makes me unique: I don't know Nickname: N/A
Name: Melanie Age: 14 Nationality: Puerto Rican/Hondurian Why I'm in photo after-school: To get credits for graduating What makes me unique: I don't know (braces) Nickname: Mel
Name: Nora Age: 14 Nationality: Hondurian Why I'm in photo after-school: Because I was interested in it. What makes me unique: I don't know. Nickname: N/A
Name: Alice Age: 28 Nationality: American (Irish/Jewish) Why I'm in photo after-school: I like taking a little thing and making it important [in photographs]. Photography relaxes me. What makes me unique: I am funny, I read a lot, and I have a weird view of the world. Nickname: Aiya
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What is This? This blog is a part of an after-school digital photography and mural My New York model program at New Design High School.
Essential Question How can we interpret to re-invent?
Foundation Statement How do we learn history? How do the ways that we learn history change what we think about it? Which incidents become Important Historical Events? We will complete a commission for the Tenement Museum with Ben Rojas’ mural class. Working as professional artists, we will use photography to research neighborhood history and the museum. We will use our photographs as source material for a mural that will reflect the Lower East Side’s immigration story as well as the museum’s programs. The mural will be painted on several metal pull-down gates at the museum and shared on this blog!
After presenting the mural design to the museum, we will photograph the neighborhood’s immigrants and interview them about places that tell their stories.