The Creative Art Works Multimedia Team is in a unique position. These young people - along with their teaching artists - are charged with telling the authentic stories that emerge from our Public Art Youth Employment Program and to observe and interpret what develops from the interplay of art-making, youth employment, and community engagement. But since the Multimedia team is a CAW employment program in its own right, these Youth Apprentices will be telling their own stories as well, through photography, video, reporting, and blogging.
That process began the first full day on the job. After a crash course in the basics of taking a good picture, this band of roving reporters hit the pavement and started clicking. Later, they regrouped in the Multimedia Team Headquarters to compare notes and discuss their best shots. Below are excerpts from the reflection journals of two CAW Youth Apprentices, Susan Aghedo and Danny Ballard.
STRAIGHT FROM THE SOURCE: Want to know more about the Multimedia Team? There's no better way than to talk to them in person. The Multimedia Team Headquarters is located on the ground floor of the Atrium Shops and Cafés at 153 West 53rd Street (at Lexington). The best time to catch up with these Youth Apprentices is in the morning before they head out on their beats. They will be working Monday through Thursday until August 6th.
CELEBRATE WITH US: You are cordially invited to join the Multimedia Team for a presentation of photography, videos, and other works at a grand culminating event for all CAW summer programs. A reception with refreshments will follow. This event will take place on August 13th at 5:30 PM at the Oberia Dempsey Multi-Services Center, at 127 W 127th St in Harlem, just three and a half blocks West and two blocks North of the 125th Street Metro North Station.