High School Students Find Inspiration in ADC Gallery

Sixteen public high school students gathered in the Kodak Room of the ADC Gallery last week to immerse themselves in an interactive week of photography know-how during the fifth annual Henry Wolf Summer Photography Workshop.

The week, lead by Tom Starkweather, comprised a combination of studio lighting demonstrations, lessons and presentations in the Gallery, as well as field trips and exploration of inspiring New York City locales like the High Line, Central Park and the streets of Times Square. Photographer (and Young Gun) Elizabeth Weinburg and fashion photographer Elias Wessel gave their time to mentor these students, as did Arem Duplessis who took the students on a tour of the New York Times Magazine.

Students learned the basics of digital photography and Photoshop techniques on computers and software generously subsidized by Tekserve. A longtime partner of the Henry Wolf Summer Photography Workshop, Tekserve is celebrating their 25th anniversary this year. To learn more about them, please visit the Tekserve blog here.

The annual Henry Wolf Summer Photography Workshop is generously supported by a 10-year grant from the Henry Wolf Foundation in honor of the renowned graphic designer, photographer and past ADC president. As art director of Esquire, Harper’s Bazaar and Show magazines in the 1950s and ’60s, Henry Wolf held great sway over American magazine design. During the workshops held at ADC each year, students from city-wide public high schools have a hands-on overview of the art and trade of commercial photography from experts in the field. Each student receives a digital camera to shoot their assignments and to take home after the workshop.

To see photos of the workshop, including those taken by students, please view the Facebook album via the image above or here.