RTP awarded the Voice of Hope Award at Birch Family Services

 

 

 

Budding Photographer

Celebrate the positive impact the

Fotography in Friendship program

 is making in their lives!

 

Join us on Tuesday May 15, 2012 for the Feelings in Focus Spring Fundraising Event for Birch Family Services, for details click on this link: http://www.birchfamilyservices.org/events/feelings.html 

 

 

Birch Family Services, founded in 1975, has grown from one small school into one of the largest networks of comprehensive programs serving New York children and families. Birch provides special schools, residences, and other services to individuals with autism and other developmental disabilities ranging in age from 3 to 72. 

Our “newest” New Frontier Program is Fotography for Friendship which uses a shared interest in photography to promote social skills development in young adults on the autism spectrum.  In recognition of your organization’s integral role in making Fotography for Friendship a success, as well as the great work you’ve been doing with our students at our School for Exceptional Children, it is at this event that we would like to present Rehabilitation Through Photography with our Voices of Hope Award.

http://www.birchfamilyservices.org/events/feelings.html

 

Ways Photographers Can Make a Difference — Photo Technique Magazine

 

Posted on February 21, 2012 by   at www.shuttermission.org

The current issue of Photo Technique magazine has a section devoted to “Giving Back.” On page 37, “More Ways You Can Give Back” highlights Rehabilitation Through Photography, Operation: Love Reunited, Help-Portrait, and Shutter Mission as resources for getting started.

San Francisco photographers Andrew Sherman and Marcell Puzsar have a couple of their Help-Portrait images featured in this section as well.

Photo Technique also showcase two photographers who are using their talents to give back. These articles are worth a read: ”Daniel Beltrá: Photography and the Environment — Conservation PHotography and Greenpeace,” by Robert Hirsch and “Mathieu Young on Assignment: Photographing by Moonlight in Cambodia — Helping Others Through Photography,” by Wendy Erickson.

Thanks to Wendy Erickson for the head’s up about the “Giving Back” feature and to Photo Technique for helping to spread the word about photography charities!

A Day at the Queens County Farm

 

 

 

 

 

 

Photo and entries by: J.C. 

RTP started a new program with the Creedmoor Psychiatric Center this year.  Sanije Bruncaj, senior recreation therapist started a new photography program called SNAP Talk! (Something New About Photography) Armed with a donated Olympus digital camera, J.C. started his photo journey with a trip to the Queens County Farm,Queens,NY on  3/22/12.  His photo instructor, Sanije, encouraged him to take pictures that made him feel good.

J.C. loved the trip and said “Animals give me an intense feeling to take pictures right away. The best part about these sheep is that they have a beautiful color. When I was next to them, I felt like I was on top of the world. Next time I visit a farm I would love to take more pictures.”

RTP makes a remarkable difference

 

 

 

 

 

 

BLOCK INSTITUTE TESTIMONIAL

“The cameras and instruction that RTP offers makes a remarkable difference to what an organization can offer to its participants’ quality of life. They are no longer defined by their disability but can live up to their full potential. Learning photography teaches them to open their eyes, appreciate, participate and be a partner in the world around them”. Todd Adelman, Director of Special Projects, bit.ly/AnJ7aC