Queens Vet Wraps Up Summer with Photography Exhibit

Photography was in the background and foreground of the Queens Vet Center Open House that was held Friday, September 25th. On a big screen in the main room and scattered about the offices were the photographs taken by the veteran participants of an 8-week summer course hosted by JHP. Volunteer photographers Alberto Vasari and Maggie Carroll utilized their familiar indoor space and the local parks to guide participants with the camera.

Many of the veterans spoke on their love for working with the camera and their pleasure in learning from a fellow military man. We love when veterans teach veterans. We recognize the comfort and camaraderie that exists in these groups and also the veterans’ ability to see the world differently based on unique and sometimes troubled experiences. Thus, we find value in supporting their creative voice, vision and community engagement through our programs.

We love our partnership with the Queens Vet Center and look forward to more programs with this group. From start to finish we received tremendous support from Francisca, a beloved counselor at the Vet Center, who joined in the class each week. Thank you Queens Vet! See you soon.

Volunteer photographer Alberto with Queens Vet students.


 

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