Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Youth Party

Yesterday the photo club went to a party...... Guess who's party? Russell Simmons'!!! We had so much fun we took pictures of the party. We saw kids perform: from dances to bands to poetry! There also were some famous celebrities that we saw: Fat Man Scoop, Young Beats and Jason Fox and more! Come check out our pictures!!!

By Domonique Jones


On december 6th our photography class went to Clemente Soto Velez Cultural Center and we met Luis Cancel who guided us through art of the well known Lower East Side. Heres a direct link to the Clemente Soto Velez Cultural Center so you could check it out We learned a lot about determined photographers who by photos showed the world what the Lower East Side was all about. The pictures were amazing and we learned about the theaters and the different races that represent the L.E.S.

this is all of us

This is Luis Cancel who guided us through the amazing pieces of work.

Wednesday, December 5, 2007

The Lower East Side and Mural Club

The Mural Club is good when it comes to painting, but who knew they would be great? I am part of the Photography Club. We had an assignment to go off and find the meaning of the Lower East Side. Me and a fellow photographer, Elizabeth, thought that the meaning of New York can be found with the Mural Club. Spray painting on buildings is one thing that New York is known for. So we headed off to the Tenement Museum. They started off bad, but ended up doing masterpieces. Well maybe I won't say masterpieces, but it's a start to great paintings. Everyone was having a blast and once it's finished we will let you know so you can see the great drawing of New Design High school students in the Mural Club.

by Kaylee

Losiaida Cultural Wire

I thought that when Ben, Dennis and I were going to the radio station that it would 105.1 or something like that. But it wasn't - it was a podcast, it was broadcast. This was my first experenice being on a radio show, not to mention a live broadcast. During the progress of getting interviewed you could hear what you just said minutes before. So while I was responding to Luis R. Cancel's questions, I was hearing what I had just 30 seconds before. If you go on the website at you hear that there is a pause I did because I was so nosy I wanted to make sure I souded GOOD. Then I realized that I was supposed to be talking. I wound up saying "Uuummm."

Click here to hear the interview:

Click on the most recent show. We come on after about an hour, so you can listen to the whole thing or fast-forward to us.

by Elizabeth

Elizabeth, Ben and Dennis at East Village Radio


We the Photo Club took pictures of the L.E.S. today and how much it has changed. We want to show how cultures have mixed together. In our pictures we showed how different culture's food and backgrounds came together and it's one big city. We showed pollution. Check out our pictures, they're awesome!!!!

Scavenger Hunt

Click on the picture to see more photos.

by Domonique Jones

Tuesday, December 4, 2007

We Have Two New Members!

Two new people joined our after-school! Here are their answers to the survey that Eliana and Jeannine made:

Name: Jonathan
Age: 15
Nationality: Puerto Rican/Black
Why im here in photo after-school: because 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 pictures of other things.
What makes me unique?: I don't know, you tell me?
Nickname: I don't really have one, but I'd rather be called Shawn than Shearn.

And here are the self-portraits that they took: