Expanding the Walls 2017

Expanding the Walls 2017
Photo: Ginny Huo

Expanding the Walls 2017

Expanding the Walls 2017
Photo: Ginny Huo

Adamaris

Adamaris

Adamaris was born and raised in the Bronx, New York. She is Puerto Rican and Dominican. She applied to Expanding the Walls because her mother inspired her interest in photography. She wanted to try...

Adamaris was born and raised in the Bronx, New York. She is Puerto Rican and Dominican. She applied to Expanding the Walls because her mother inspired her interest in photography. She wanted to try something different, where she can learn new skills and meet new people who have similar interests as her. She is unsure with what exactly she wants to do in the future, but she has experience in teaching, catering, and theater. She hopes to continue to explore until she discovers the career she wants to pursue.


Alvaro

Alvaro

Alvaro was born and raised in the Bronx. He is an enthusiastic photographer. He applied to Expanding the Walls to apply his photographic skills towards filmmaking. He is inspired by famous artist...

Alvaro was born and raised in the Bronx. He is an enthusiastic photographer. He applied to Expanding the Walls to apply his photographic skills towards filmmaking. He is inspired by famous artist such as James VanDerZee. In the near future Alvaro sees himself being a successful filmmaker who will be famous for his Hollywood films.


Amber

Amber

Amber is an artist from the Bronx, New York. She applied for Expanding the Walls to expand her perspective of art she also wants to be learn skills in pursue a career in photo-journalism. She enjoys...

Amber is an artist from the Bronx, New York. She applied for Expanding the Walls to expand her perspective of art she also wants to be learn skills in pursue a career in photo-journalism. She enjoys creating pop, realistic and surrealist art. Her other hobbies include reading and writing.


Ashley

Ashley

Ashley was born and raised in Queens, New York. She has always been interested in psychology and as of recent Latin American Studies. She aims to use photography as a platform for documenting...

Ashley was born and raised in Queens, New York. She has always been interested in psychology and as of recent Latin American Studies. She aims to use photography as a platform for documenting stories about marginalized groups, particularly the Hispanic community. She wants to study Latin American history, culture, social justice movements, and policy. Her hobbies consist of spending time with friends, traveling, and discovering new adventures. In the future she wants to travel, photograph people, and experience new cultures.


Carlos

Carlos

Carlos is originally from Santiago, Dominican Republic. He applied for Expanding the Walls because he wanted to learn more about the camera and to learn about taking photographs of people. His...

Carlos is originally from Santiago, Dominican Republic. He applied for Expanding the Walls because he wanted to learn more about the camera and to learn about taking photographs of people. His hobbies consist of playing video games, writing, and taking photographs. In the future, Carlos would like to become a successful photographer and a video programmer.


Chess

Chess

Chess is a born New Yorker, Australian-Indian and proudly genderqueer. They are an aspiring artist in a variety of mediums ranging from painting, performance, and photography. Chess has an interest...

Chess is a born New Yorker, Australian-Indian and proudly genderqueer. They are an aspiring artist in a variety of mediums ranging from painting, performance, and photography. Chess has an interest in street art and art conservatory. Their hobbies include writing, knitting, and hiking.


Donnell

Donnell

Donnell lives in the Bronx. He enjoys making films, dancing, and acting. In the future he hopes to have a career in photography and reside in Canada where he could live a quiet and successful life. ...

Donnell lives in the Bronx. He enjoys making films, dancing, and acting. In the future he hopes to have a career in photography and reside in Canada where he could live a quiet and successful life. He hopes to travel abroad to experience different forms of art and culture.


Dylan

Dylan

Dylan is from Brooklyn, New York. He applied for this program to meet new people and to get the experience to collaborate with other artists. He enjoys making artwork in the form of landscape...

Dylan is from Brooklyn, New York. He applied for this program to meet new people and to get the experience to collaborate with other artists. He enjoys making artwork in the form of landscape photography. Some of his favorite hobbies include playing basketball and pursuing his dream to become a voice actor.


Indera

Indera

Indera is from Coney Island, New York. She applied for Expanding the Walls to advance her photography skills and meet new people with similar interests as her. She enjoys drawing and photography....

Indera is from Coney Island, New York. She applied for Expanding the Walls to advance her photography skills and meet new people with similar interests as her. She enjoys drawing and photography. Aside from being an artist, she is an athlete who enjoys football, track and field. In the future she hopes to see herself owning a photography studio and a personal fitness training business.


Isaiah

Isaiah

Isaiah is from Harlem, New York. He applied to Expanding the Walls to expand his photography and social skills. He enjoys making origami and painting. In his free time he plays basketball and...

Isaiah is from Harlem, New York. He applied to Expanding the Walls to expand his photography and social skills. He enjoys making origami and painting. In his free time he plays basketball and volunteers at a homeless shelter. The people in his family who encourage him inspire him. In the future, he hopes to return to work in the Studio Museum of Harlem.


Kioni

Kioni

Kioni is from Mount Vernon, New York. She enjoys reading, dancing, creating collages and playing the guitar. She applied for this program to learn how to study and make connections between...

Kioni is from Mount Vernon, New York. She enjoys reading, dancing, creating collages and playing the guitar. She applied for this program to learn how to study and make connections between photography and black culture. She is inspired mostly by people and the little things in daily life. In the future, Kioni would like to do something related to the visual arts.


Lily

Lily

Lily is from Brooklyn, New York. She applied to Expanding the Walls in order to expand her knowledge on different kinds of art forms, such as photography. She wants to have a more in-depth...

Lily is from Brooklyn, New York. She applied to Expanding the Walls in order to expand her knowledge on different kinds of art forms, such as photography. She wants to have a more in-depth experience with photography to find her own personal art style. Lily enjoys sketching, painting with acrylic, and reading. In the future she wants to be able to use her photography skills and incorporate it into her life. Through her photography she hopes to be able to share stories of people who are overlooked.


Sean

Sean

Sean is from the South Bronx, New York (the birth place of hip-hop). He applied for Expanding the Walls to expand his craft and to meet new people with similar interests as him. He enjoys...

Sean is from the South Bronx, New York (the birth place of hip-hop). He applied for Expanding the Walls to expand his craft and to meet new people with similar interests as him. He enjoys photography. The people that inspire Sean are his mentors who put a camera in his hands (Shout out to Mrs. Malcolm, and Tony). In the future Sean wants to be a well-known photographer.


Sherry

Sherry

Sherry is from Brooklyn, New York. She applied for Expanding the Walls because she believes that this program is life changing. Sherry enjoys sketching, architecture, and producing images. Some of...

Sherry is from Brooklyn, New York. She applied for Expanding the Walls because she believes that this program is life changing. Sherry enjoys sketching, architecture, and producing images. Some of her hobbies include exploring new places and food tasting. In the future, Sherry hopes to be successful in photography and inspire others with photography.


Pia

Pia

Pia is from Queens, New York. Frida Kahlo and many South Asian artists, who defy the social norms that were blindly accepted in their community, inspire her. She enjoys drawing and watching films in...

Pia is from Queens, New York. Frida Kahlo and many South Asian artists, who defy the social norms that were blindly accepted in their community, inspire her. She enjoys drawing and watching films in her free time. Pia aspires to inspire others and help make the world a better place.


Wildriana

Wildriana

Wildriana is from the Dominican Republic. She applied for Expanding the Walls to expand her knowledge and her artistic and cultural perspectives to engage herself in a new world. She has always been...

Wildriana is from the Dominican Republic. She applied for Expanding the Walls to expand her knowledge and her artistic and cultural perspectives to engage herself in a new world. She has always been inspired by her tropical and historic surroundings. Artists such as Frida Kahlo, Vincent Van Gogh, and Reynaldo García Pantaleón have inspired her. Her hobbies include drawing, reading, and walking through the park. In the future, she hopes to be an artist and a fashion designer and improve the condition of those who are overlooked.


2017 ETW Exhibition

Impressions: Expanding the Walls 2017

The Studio Museum's Expanding the Walls program, founded in 2001, is a photography-based residency for young emerging artists enrolled in high schools or equivalent programs in New York City,...

Expanding the Walls 2017

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Adamaris

Adamaris was born and raised in the Bronx, New York. She is Puerto Rican and Dominican. She applied to Expanding the Walls because her mother inspired her interest in photography. She wanted to try...

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Alvaro

Alvaro was born and raised in the Bronx. He is an enthusiastic photographer. He applied to Expanding the Walls to apply his photographic skills towards filmmaking. He is inspired by famous artist...

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Amber

Amber is an artist from the Bronx, New York. She applied for Expanding the Walls to expand her perspective of art she also wants to be learn skills in pursue a career in photo-journalism. She enjoys...

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Ashley

Ashley was born and raised in Queens, New York. She has always been interested in psychology and as of recent Latin American Studies. She aims to use photography as a platform for documenting...

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Carlos

Carlos is originally from Santiago, Dominican Republic. He applied for Expanding the Walls because he wanted to learn more about the camera and to learn about taking photographs of people. His...

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Chess

Chess is a born New Yorker, Australian-Indian and proudly genderqueer. They are an aspiring artist in a variety of mediums ranging from painting, performance, and photography. Chess has an interest...

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Donnell

Donnell lives in the Bronx. He enjoys making films, dancing, and acting. In the future he hopes to have a career in photography and reside in Canada where he could live a quiet and successful life. ...

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Dylan

Dylan is from Brooklyn, New York. He applied for this program to meet new people and to get the experience to collaborate with other artists. He enjoys making artwork in the form of landscape...

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Indera

Indera is from Coney Island, New York. She applied for Expanding the Walls to advance her photography skills and meet new people with similar interests as her. She enjoys drawing and photography....

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Isaiah

Isaiah is from Harlem, New York. He applied to Expanding the Walls to expand his photography and social skills. He enjoys making origami and painting. In his free time he plays basketball and...

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Kioni

Kioni is from Mount Vernon, New York. She enjoys reading, dancing, creating collages and playing the guitar. She applied for this program to learn how to study and make connections between...

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Lily

Lily is from Brooklyn, New York. She applied to Expanding the Walls in order to expand her knowledge on different kinds of art forms, such as photography. She wants to have a more in-depth...

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Sean

Sean is from the South Bronx, New York (the birth place of hip-hop). He applied for Expanding the Walls to expand his craft and to meet new people with similar interests as him. He enjoys...

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Sherry

Sherry is from Brooklyn, New York. She applied for Expanding the Walls because she believes that this program is life changing. Sherry enjoys sketching, architecture, and producing images. Some of...

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Pia

Pia is from Queens, New York. Frida Kahlo and many South Asian artists, who defy the social norms that were blindly accepted in their community, inspire her. She enjoys drawing and watching films in...

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Wildriana

Wildriana is from the Dominican Republic. She applied for Expanding the Walls to expand her knowledge and her artistic and cultural perspectives to engage herself in a new world. She has always been...

2017 ETW Exhibition

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Impressions: Expanding the Walls 2017

The Studio Museum's Expanding the Walls program, founded in 2001, is a photography-based residency for young emerging artists enrolled in high schools or equivalent programs in New York City,...

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