Lauren Henschel Receives Funding to Extend Fellowship Project

2016-2017 Hine Fellow Lauren Henschel has received funding to continue her fellowship project through 2018. Henschel’s project was a digital photography course at the Red Hook Community Justice Center in Brooklyn, NY which used photography as a medium to understand identity, community and the world around us. The class was taught to 11 South Brooklyn youth and culminated in a book and an exhibition of student photography at Red Hook Labs in late Spring.

Lauren Henschel with co-teacher Todd Drake and students at the exhibition of their final work at Red Hook Labs in Red Hook, Brooklyn.

The upcoming fall course will have storytelling at its core, using photography, audio and video to create a long form podcast in which students will collaborate to tell the story of what it is like to be a youth in Brooklyn in our society in this moment in time. This program has been funded through 2018 by the Price Family Foundation and Red Hook Labs. To read more, visit the CDS website here.