News & Events
If you happen to be in the Lone Star State, join us for a screening of Shooting Beauty at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Feb. 13, 6:30pm as part of the ReelAbilities Film Festival. Courtney will be in attendance at the screening and photos from her most recent Shooting Beauty Photo Workshop for individuals with disabilities will be shown. For more info & tickets click here.
As part of Dialogue on Disability, WXXI is proud to present two free screenings of Shooting Beauty at the Little Theatre.
Dialogue on Disability: The Herman & Margaret Schwartz Community Series, a partnership between WXXI and Al Sigl Community of Agencies, is a week-long outreach initiative designed to stimulate community dialogue about the perspectives and abilities of people with physical and intellectual disabilities.
Shooting Beauty kicks off No Boundaries Week created by U.C.'s Push America's foundering fraternity, Pi Kappa Phi in efforts to raise disability awareness throughout the UC community. Thanks so much to Kenny, Zach and all the brothers at Pi Kappa Phi for their incredible committment to the cause and for making this event possible!
Please visit our partners page to learn more about Push America & Pi Kappa Phi and to see the amazing things they do!
George Kachadorian, Director of Shooting Beauty, Skypes in for a post screening discussion as part of a special screening of Shooting Beauty at the New York State Rehabilitation Association's Annual 'Rehabilitation Summit'. Thanks so much to the NYSRA crew for making this possible!
For 4 days, Courtney worked with the students and staff at Ivy Street to help bring photography to their school community. The Ivy Street School provides residential and educational treatment for adolescents with brain injuries and other neurological difficulties. Our 13 students were incredible to work with and they took some truly amazing pictures. Come see the results of their work, Nov. 1, at the annual gala hosted by Ivy Street School. Keep your eyes posted for more details!
Andreaea LaVant, Girl Scout Council of the Nation's Capital Inclusion Specialist & one of Shooting Beauty's project developers, joined Molly Murphy of Working Films at the "Reel Change: Managing Social Issue Film Campaigns" training to case study Shooting Beauty in a session titled 'Partnerships that Work'.
We heard that the workshop was a great success! Click here to learn more...
Shooting Beauty had a fantastic screening and Q&A at the University of Wisconsin- La Crosse thanks to the hard work and support from Tom Link, Senior Advisor for S.A.P.A. & Student Support Services, the members of S.A.P.A .and the S.A.P.A. President, Amanda Jones. And a big thanks to audience member, Kathy (in green) who asked fantastic questions!
The Meadows School's Best Buddies Holds Exhibit of Photographs From Shooting Beauty Inspired Workshop!
Congratulations to The Meadows School's Best Buddies Chapter in Las Vegas, NV, for creating a wonderful exhibit of photographs from their Shooting Beauty inspired workshop! Back in January, our Director of Outreach, Lorie Borges, presented Shooting Beauty to the Meadow School's Best Buddies and from there, the group worked together to create a photo exhibit of their own! See the photos below from their photo excursions and exhibit.
Life Skills, an orginzation that serves individuals with developmental disabilities in the St. Louis area, watched Shooting Beauty back in June and decided to create their own photo program. With great success they launched a photography program, and had an amazing exhibit of the work they produced. Click on the camera to see the video they created about their program! Congratulations to Life Skills and all it's new photographers!