The View From Here: Accessing Art Through Photography

The View From Here is a free, semester-long photography-based program for young adults in Greater New Haven. Now in its second year, the program is held at the Yale Center for British Art and the Lens Media Lab (LML) at Yale’s Institute for the Preservation of Cultural Heritage. The View From Here seeks to deepen young people’s engagement with visual art by exposing them to the history, materials, and practice of photography. Students learn the essential principles of taking and composing their own photographs using a smartphone or personal digital device. Working with curators, museum staff, Yale faculty, and photographers, students gain access to unique workshops, experiences, and mentorships. The program culminates in an exhibition of students’ work.

The program will run from September 15 through December 15, 2022. There will be weekly meetings on Thursdays, from 2:30 to 4:30 pm, with additional group workshops on occasional Saturdays. A final exhibition of the students’ work will be on view in spring 2023.

For more information and to register, click here.

Inaugural Exhibition (2021)

From August 16 through October 10, 2021, projections of the work of the twelve student-photographers could be viewed through the windows of the museum. As such, it was the first YCBA exhibition to feature art on the exterior walls of the museum. Visible every evening from sunset to midnight on High Street, the closed museum became a space that opened a new view onto the city. The exhibition is also presented here on YCBA's website, where personal statements written by the students are exhibited with their photographs, speaking to community, family, and a shared sense of space.

View the exhibition

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