Written by Shelly Newman Thursday, 14 November 2013 00:00
JuliAnna Patino, a senior at North Shore High School, was recently accepted to the highly competitive photography program called ‘Teen Academy Imagemakers’ at the International Center of Photography in Manhattan. Her teacher Lynn Johnson said, “This is a great accomplishment and a unique opportunity for her to challenge herself and grow as a photographer.”
As described in the International Center of Photography catalog, “The Teen Academy Imagemakers Program enables motivated high school juniors and seniors to advance their photography skills and develop an awareness of the creative and professional possibilities in the field. This yearlong, weekly program provides students with guidance from some of New York’s best teaching artists; field trips to museums, galleries, and studios; college-prep workshops; pre-professional assignments; mentorship opportunities in the field; and full access to ICP’s facilities. The curriculum provides in-depth study of photography genres, including self-portraiture, documentary, photojournalism, personal vision, fashion, and studio work. All aspects of the curriculum are intended to encourage and inspire the students to further express and strengthen their artistic voices. At the completion of the program, students have created an extensive portfolio, including an artist’s statement and resume, and are honored in a gallery exhibition. This program is best suited for students looking to pursue photography further in college or in their future.”
In addition, JuliAnna has also photographed the 9-11 Memorial recently installed at the high school, an actual artifact from the World Trade Center that was given to the North Shore Schools from the Port Authority with the assistance of Dr. Robert Gerver.
Johnson said, “This beautiful image will be presented to individuals in the community who donated time and resources to the installation of this historic piece.”