June 6, 2015

Aperture On Sight

At Aperture Gallery and Bookstore - New York, NY


Aperture On Sight

Saturday, June 6

3:00 p.m. EDT

Aperture Gallery and Bookstore 547 West 27th Street New York, NY

Aperture On Sight: Teaching Visual Literacy through Photography

In Aperture Gallery’s Boardroom

It will be the visually literate among us who will be the most effective communicators in the digital age, which is why Aperture Foundation is committed to helping young people strengthen their visual literacy, critical thinking, and communication skills.

This exhibition features photographs and photobooks made by students of Aperture’s 2014/15 visual literacy program. Over the course of twenty classes, these students strengthened their visual literacy skills by learning how to analyze and interpret images—a cognitive skill that is decidedly valuable in today’s wired world.

The 2013–15 programs have been made possible with support from The Pinkerton Foundation, The Reba Judith Sandler Foundation, and a gift from Agnes Gund. Additional support provided by the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with City Council, the Manhattan Community Grant Program, and Grand Street Settlement.

The curriculum aligns with the national Common Core Standards for College Readiness and the New York City Blueprint for Teaching and Learning in the Arts.

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