News & Events
The Velcro Brand 100 Cameras Exhibit kicked off the Oakland Parks and Recreation/ Studio One Arts Center very first Includusion Celebration. The exhibit opening saw a packed house with an incredible turnout from the Oakland-San Francisco community. Our 100 Cameras photographers from the Oakland Tech High School Special Ed department were in attendance with their familites and Courtney flew out from NH to introduce the opening night events. The exhibit received rave reviews and it was a moving and special night for all those that were involved. Courtney presented Shooting Beauty to conclude the evening. Thank you to the staff at Studio One Arts, the Oakland Parks and Recreation staff, the Oakland Tech Special Ed Department, Creative Growth and a huge thank you to Julian Lucas, whose dedication and love for his students made this entire evening possible.
We kicked off our third workshop for the 100 Cameras Project in Collaboration with the Mid-Island JCC and the Compass Project in Plainview, NY. It was a fun-filled two days with an incredible group of new photographers. We lucked out with a beautiful day for our fieldtrip to the botanical gardens and had an incredible turnout for our slideshow presentation. Thank you to the amazing staff at the Mid-Island JCC and the Compass Project for helping to make this all possible! And a huge thank you to Anita Altman for her increbible vision and support. Without her, this workshop would not have happened!
Courtney visited Greenwich High School and kicked off the school's Diversity Awareness Week with a presentation on Shooting Beauty and the 100 Cameras Project. Courtney screened a portion of Shooting Beauty and discussed her work with people with disabilities and how her life has changed since the creation of the film. Thanks so much to Garfield Charles, English teacher and Diversity Awareness Club Advisor, as well as Diane Chiappetta Fox, Director of Student Activities, for making this all possible!
Courtney presented the 'behind the scenes' story of Shooting Beauty to an auditorium full of students and faculty at SUNY Geneseo. Keep your eyes open for our next 100 Cameras workshop- spearheaded by Mary Coniglio, the Habilitation Manager for L.I.V.E.S. Program at SUNY Geneseo. We look forward to seeing the photographs produced our next crew of photographers!
We're excited to announce that the first 100 Cameras workshop took place this past weekend in Springfield, MA. 10 photographers set-up....90 to go! It was awesome. An amazing crew. And for one of the photographers, Nicole, (second from left in front row of photo), it was the first time she had ever taken a picture. She was never able to in the past given her disability. Her mom burst into tears when she heard Nicole could keep the camera. She said Nicole has never been so excited about something in her life. Makes it all worth it.
So thank you SO much to everyone for your support and contribution to 100 Cameras! It's already made a difference in a lot of people's lives. But we can't stop with the fundraising if we want to project to continue! We have 30 days to receive contributions through Indiegogo. Please forward the link to anyone and everyone! Thank you!
TONIGHT.... Thursday, March 27, 7:00 pm
If you happen to be situated on or close to Long Island.....
Come join Courtney for a screening of Shooting Beauty and fundraiser for The 100 Cameras Project!!
At the Mid-Island Y JCC, 45 Manetto Hill Road, Plainview, NY
Open to the public. Suggested $10 donation
The Shooting Beauty team is honored to be a part of the 2014 National Association for Women in Psychology Conference in Columbus, Ohio. Shooting Beauty will be screening on Friday, March 7, as part of the conference's film series. The theme of the 2014 AWP Conference - The Personal is Political: The Lived Experience of Disability - "revolves around how disability interfaces with multiple identities and impacts issues that many women navigate including reproductive rights, diversity, body image, beauty, violence, sexuality, aging and mental health."
Shooting Beauty will be screening at Whitman College in Walla Walla, WA, February 27, 2014, 6-8pm in the Kimball Theater. The screening is open to the public and is Co-sponsored with the Buddy Program. The Shooting Beauty team is excited to have a screening in Washington State! If you know of anyone in the area...please let them know!
Shooting Beauty screens at Loyola University on Tuesday, Nov.12, 2013, 8:00pm in the Damen Student Center as part of disAbility Awareness Week 2013. For more information on the event, click here. Screening is open to the public. We hope you all enjoy the film!
A free screening of Shooting Beauty will be held at UMass Amherst, Amherst, MA at 8:30 pm in Mahar Auditorium as part of Disability Awareness Week. This week is being hosted by Pi Kappa Phi's philanthropy, Push America, a nonprofit charity dedicated to serving people with disabilities. George Kachadorian, director of Shooting Beauty, will be Skyped in after the screening for a Q&A! Visit Pi Kappa Phi's Facebook page for more information on the event.