Expanding the Walls 2018

Expanding the Walls 2018
Photo: Ginny Huo

Expanding the Walls 2018

Expanding the Walls 2018
Photo: Ginny Huo

Marcel

Marcel

Marcel is from the Bronx, New York. He applied for this program because he wanted to develop his photography skills and become more knowledgeable. Kendrick Lamar and Ayo & Teo are some of his...

Marcel is from the Bronx, New York. He applied for this program because he wanted to develop his photography skills and become more knowledgeable. Kendrick Lamar and Ayo & Teo are some of his favorite artists. His hobbies are playing FIFA, listening to music, playing soccer, and dancing. He is inspired by his dad and Messi, a professional soccer player. He hopes to learn about Harlem's best photographers. In the future, he wants to look back on what he learned from Expanding the Walls and be proud of his accomplishments.


Yeremi

Yeremi

Yeremi is from the Dominican Republic. He was born and raised in the Bronx, New York. Yeremi applied to Expanding the Walls because he saw it as a good opportunity to begin doing photography. He also...

Yeremi is from the Dominican Republic. He was born and raised in the Bronx, New York. Yeremi applied to Expanding the Walls because he saw it as a good opportunity to begin doing photography. He also believes that it would help him in college. His favorite artist is J. Cole because his music and style inspires him. Yeremi's favorite medium of art is painting because it distress him. His favorite hobbies are ice skating, playing basketball, and playing baseball. He is inspired by his older brother. Yeremi hopes to learn how he can make artwork of his own.


Shashamani

Shashamani

Shashamani is from Flatbush, Brooklyn. She applied to Expanding the Walls because she is passionate about art and wants to be surrounded by creative minds. Some of her favorite artists are author...

Shashamani is from Flatbush, Brooklyn. She applied to Expanding the Walls because she is passionate about art and wants to be surrounded by creative minds. Some of her favorite artists are author Zora Neale Hurston, poet Maya Angelou, and her many talented peers. Shashamani enjoys making art, especially poetry, and photography. She hopes to develop her photography skills and grow with her peers.


Nikisha

Nikisha

Nikisha is from Queens, New York. She is passionate about photography. Her favorite artist is Thomas Struth and she loves film photography. Nikisha's hobbies include drawing, traveling, writing, and...

Nikisha is from Queens, New York. She is passionate about photography. Her favorite artist is Thomas Struth and she loves film photography. Nikisha's hobbies include drawing, traveling, writing, and playing tennis. In the future, she hopes to become a photo journalist, telling stories through images. Nikisha hopes to learn to strengthen her photography and develop her own style. She applied to Expanding the Walls to learn from and about artists of color.


Jakelyn

Jakelyn

Jakelyn is from Queens, New York. She applied to Expanding the Walls to have a creative outlet where she can learn and grow as a person. She also wants to better capture all her thoughts and visions...

Jakelyn is from Queens, New York. She applied to Expanding the Walls to have a creative outlet where she can learn and grow as a person. She also wants to better capture all her thoughts and visions through her artwork. Jakelyn enjoys documenting her environment and creating film using songs that she listens to. Her hobbies include going to concerts and listening to hip hop. Rappers like Kid Cudi inspire her every day to be herself. She aspires to give back by becoming a social worker for people that need counseling.


Sage

Sage

Sage has lived in the Bronx, New York for 12 years. He applied to Expanding the Walls because he learned about the program from Ginny, the program coordinator, who visited his school and because of...

Sage has lived in the Bronx, New York for 12 years. He applied to Expanding the Walls because he learned about the program from Ginny, the program coordinator, who visited his school and because of encouragement from his teachers. Sage's current favorite artist is Travis Scott. He likes to create 3D animation and hopes to pursue a career in animation. His favorite hobby is playing games on his computer or PlayStation. Sage also hopes to learn to become a better photographer and a better person, overall, through Expanding the Walls.


Akoe

Akoe

Akoe is from Orlando, Florida but currently lives in Harlem. Being an introvert, she believes that Expanding the Walls will allow her to open up and express herself more. Harry Styles, Frank Ocean,...

Akoe is from Orlando, Florida but currently lives in Harlem. Being an introvert, she believes that Expanding the Walls will allow her to open up and express herself more. Harry Styles, Frank Ocean, Willow Smith, Shane, Bruno Mars, and Demi Lovato are some of Akoe's favorite artists. She likes minimalism and loves drawing, music, and animals. Akoe is inspired by her father. She hopes to learn how to interact more and express herself through photography.


Jossie

Jossie

Jossie is from The Bronx, New York. She is Puerto Rican and Dominican. She applied to Expanding the Walls because she wants to explore photography, the world around her, and herself. Her favorite...

Jossie is from The Bronx, New York. She is Puerto Rican and Dominican. She applied to Expanding the Walls because she wants to explore photography, the world around her, and herself. Her favorite visual artist is Lolsh and her favorite musical artist is Mother Moths. Jossie likes painting, drawing and knitting. Her favorite hobbies are playing video games and learning about botany. Jossie is inspired by her culture and friends. She hopes to work on psychology in combination with art.


Octavia

Octavia

Octavia is from Harlem, New York. She applied to this program because she has always had an interest in photography. Expanding the Walls appealed to her as an opportunity to learn more and grow as an...

Octavia is from Harlem, New York. She applied to this program because she has always had an interest in photography. Expanding the Walls appealed to her as an opportunity to learn more and grow as an artist. She likes making art that reflects her personal feelings or opinions and art that tell stories. Octavia enjoys dancing, playing tennis, and taking pictures. In the future she hopes to inspire people through the stories in her art.


Isaac

Isaac

Isaac is from the South Bronx, New York. He loves to draw, use Photoshop, and occasionally film videos. Isaac applied to Expanding the Walls to better his understanding of photography and art,...

Isaac is from the South Bronx, New York. He loves to draw, use Photoshop, and occasionally film videos. Isaac applied to Expanding the Walls to better his understanding of photography and art, altogether. Some of his favorite musical artists are Post Malone, 21 Savage, and A Boogie. Isaac likes to listen to James Brown, as well. He enjoys abstract sense stimulating art. On his off days, he runs and plays soccer or basketball for entertainment. Isaac is inspired by former President Obama. He aspires to be either a therapist or a psychologist.


Khadija

Khadija

Khadija is from Harlem, New York. She applied to this program because she wants to be familiar with being behind the camera. She has always been interested in photography and hopes this program can...

Khadija is from Harlem, New York. She applied to this program because she wants to be familiar with being behind the camera. She has always been interested in photography and hopes this program can help her expand her knowledge in the arts. Khadija's favorite artists are 6lack and Joyner Lucas. Her favorite hobbies are watching Netflix, playing with makeup, shopping, and having fun. She is inspired by her mother and Halima Aden, the first hijabi model. In the future, Khadija hopes to be successful and happy!


Nabila

Nabila

Nabila lives in Queens, New York. I applied to this program because she wants to be exposed to and learn more about photography. One of her favorite authors is Khaled Hossani. She enjoys making...

Nabila lives in Queens, New York. I applied to this program because she wants to be exposed to and learn more about photography. One of her favorite authors is Khaled Hossani. She enjoys making sculptural and 3-D art. In her free time, Nabila enjoys playing football and volleyball. She is inspired by Jeffrey Moss, who is the Director of the Diversity Initiative at her school. Nabila hopes to learn more about her artistic abilities through the program. In the future she hopes to make projects that she can be proud of.


Ricky

Ricky

Ricky was born and raised in Washington Heights, New York. He applied to Expanding the Walls because he was strongly encouraged by close friends and family. He is very interested in photography and...

Ricky was born and raised in Washington Heights, New York. He applied to Expanding the Walls because he was strongly encouraged by close friends and family. He is very interested in photography and videography. Ricky's favorite artists are Yoko Ono, Kehlani, PARTYNEXTDOOR, Miguel, Jhene Aiko, The Weeknd, Lauryn Hill, and many more. His hobbies include playing volleyball, taking pictures, and creating, in general. Ricky is inspired by artists and close friends and family. He hopes to learn about art and continue creating art in the future.


Terrell

Terrell

Terrell is from The Bronx, New York. He applied to Expanding the Walls because he wanted to gain more knowledge about photography by having access to artists that come from a similar background as...

Terrell is from The Bronx, New York. He applied to Expanding the Walls because he wanted to gain more knowledge about photography by having access to artists that come from a similar background as himself. His favorite artists are Russ and Joyner Lucas. Terrell's favorite kind of artwork is songwriting and producing music. His hobbies are singing, songwriting, and mixing. Terrell also plays the piano, guitar, and drums. He hopes to gain a better understanding of photography and obtain different perspectives of the world. In the future, he wants to follow his dreams in creating great music and maintaining a healthy mind, body and soul.


Nick

Nick

Nick is of Puerto Rican descent, born and raised in the Bronx, New York. He applied to Expanding the Walls to learn about art and photography. Nick's favorite artist is Elvis Presley, who inspired...

Nick is of Puerto Rican descent, born and raised in the Bronx, New York. He applied to Expanding the Walls to learn about art and photography. Nick's favorite artist is Elvis Presley, who inspired him to play the guitar, which has become a big part of his life. He is inspired by his mother and sister because they take note of his dedication to photography. In the future, Nick hopes to travel the world, take lots of photos, and make his family proud.


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Marcel

Marcel is from the Bronx, New York. He applied for this program because he wanted to develop his photography skills and become more knowledgeable. Kendrick Lamar and Ayo & Teo are some of his...

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Yeremi

Yeremi is from the Dominican Republic. He was born and raised in the Bronx, New York. Yeremi applied to Expanding the Walls because he saw it as a good opportunity to begin doing photography. He also...

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Shashamani

Shashamani is from Flatbush, Brooklyn. She applied to Expanding the Walls because she is passionate about art and wants to be surrounded by creative minds. Some of her favorite artists are author...

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Nikisha

Nikisha is from Queens, New York. She is passionate about photography. Her favorite artist is Thomas Struth and she loves film photography. Nikisha's hobbies include drawing, traveling, writing, and...

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Jakelyn

Jakelyn is from Queens, New York. She applied to Expanding the Walls to have a creative outlet where she can learn and grow as a person. She also wants to better capture all her thoughts and visions...

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Sage

Sage has lived in the Bronx, New York for 12 years. He applied to Expanding the Walls because he learned about the program from Ginny, the program coordinator, who visited his school and because of...

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Akoe

Akoe is from Orlando, Florida but currently lives in Harlem. Being an introvert, she believes that Expanding the Walls will allow her to open up and express herself more. Harry Styles, Frank Ocean,...

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Jossie

Jossie is from The Bronx, New York. She is Puerto Rican and Dominican. She applied to Expanding the Walls because she wants to explore photography, the world around her, and herself. Her favorite...

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Octavia

Octavia is from Harlem, New York. She applied to this program because she has always had an interest in photography. Expanding the Walls appealed to her as an opportunity to learn more and grow as an...

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Isaac

Isaac is from the South Bronx, New York. He loves to draw, use Photoshop, and occasionally film videos. Isaac applied to Expanding the Walls to better his understanding of photography and art,...

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Khadija

Khadija is from Harlem, New York. She applied to this program because she wants to be familiar with being behind the camera. She has always been interested in photography and hopes this program can...

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Nabila

Nabila lives in Queens, New York. I applied to this program because she wants to be exposed to and learn more about photography. One of her favorite authors is Khaled Hossani. She enjoys making...

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Ricky

Ricky was born and raised in Washington Heights, New York. He applied to Expanding the Walls because he was strongly encouraged by close friends and family. He is very interested in photography and...

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Terrell

Terrell is from The Bronx, New York. He applied to Expanding the Walls because he wanted to gain more knowledge about photography by having access to artists that come from a similar background as...

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Nick

Nick is of Puerto Rican descent, born and raised in the Bronx, New York. He applied to Expanding the Walls to learn about art and photography. Nick's favorite artist is Elvis Presley, who inspired...

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