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Expanding the Walls Gets Digital

  • Donnell, 2017 Expanding the Walls Participant

    Say Cheese to the Camera!, 2017

    Courtesy the artist

     

During the second month of Expanding the Walls (ETW)—an eight-month photography-based program at the Studio Museum—participants received the digital cameras that they’ll use for the remainder of the program.

Receiving my digital camera in ETW last week was an amazing experience. Not only was it fun to have my camera, it finally gave me the tools to transfer my ideas into reality. This means a lot to me because you can only grow to love something by doing it more and more. Getting the camera highlighted my main goal during this program, which is to learn how to work with digital photography. Alvaro, a friend who is also in the program, said, "Getting our cameras was like getting a new pair of eyes, we now see the world from a different perspective." 

My name is Donnell and I'm from the Bronx, New York. I enjoy making films, dancing and acting. In the future I hope to have a career in photography and to travel abroad, experiencing different forms of art and culture.