Photo Walk with Rachel Stern and Free Film NYC

Join Alumni Resident Rachel Stern for a Red Hook photo walk using free 35mm film provided by the Free Film Project.

Throughout this photo walk, each participant will learn the mechanics of analog photography, be introduced to the concepts of the black and white darkroom, and produce a series of photographs for consideration of the Free Film NYC 2022 Book.

Date: This one-time in-person workshop meets on Sunday, June 12 from 3-5pm. There will be other individual sessions on June 19 and June 26.

Price: Free ($10 suggested donation)

Audience: Open to all.

Materials: Bring your own 35mm camera. Red Hook residents can email to borrow one.

Rachel Stern is a photographer whose work considers the intersection of beauty and power. Using quotidian and kitsch materials she creates images which enter into an accessible discourse and, in the spirit of “bread and roses,” demand immediate access to beauty. Her work is a kitsch paradise, a queer-washed history, and an attempt at hope. She received her BFA in Photography and the History of Art and Visual Culture in 2011 from the Rhode Island School of Design, attended Skowhegan in 2014, and graduated from Columbia University in 2016 with an MFA in Visual Arts.

WORTHLESSSTUDIOS’ fourth iteration of FREE FILM, FREE FILM : NYC turns towards its home city to start uncovering a new truth about the old topic of community.

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Classes at Pioneer Works are made possible by Sandeman Port.

This program is supported in part by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, and the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Governor and the New York State Legislature.