In this workshop, you will train with Ann Rosen to develop your abilities, skills, and gain direct experience working with societally marginalized communities on creative projects. Ann Rosen has photographed and taught photography to women living in shelters for several years. Creativity has been proven to be an effective way to benefit those who have been marginalized due to their gender, citizenship status, economic status, or a physical or mental disability (as defined by society). For this class, students will be working with Rosen to provide creativity workshops for refugee women living in Rochester, NY, supported by programs of Catholic Charities. Together they will look at images and share stories and make photographs and artworks inspired by what they’ve seen as well as being reflective of their private lives. What they create will be exhibited at VSW and made into a small book for the women to keep. Students will be supporting the entire process and will also be required to photograph a community group of their own choosing as part of their training in the workshop.

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