SNAP Talk! Something New About Photography! Photo Program at Creedmoor Psychiatric Center







We met with Sanije Bruncaj, the Senior Recreation Therapist at Creedmoor Psychiatric Center early this year to discuss adding a photography segment to the art therapy program she was doing at Creedmoor.  Sanjie, an amateur photographer, wanted to improve her photographic knowledge before attempting to teach her students the “art of photography”.  We contacted Chuck Delaney, the dean of photography at NY Institute of Photography.  He generously donated an online photography course and Sanjie was up and running.  Armed with cameras from RTP that were donated by Fujifilm and Olympus and her new found knowldge, she started to give her students lessons in photography and took them on photo tours around NY.  Here are some great photos and comments from her student M.B. from NY landmarks:  Time Square, Top of the Rock and NY Aquarium.


Times Square, NYC 4/26/12 – Photo and entries by: M.B






“Welcome to the crossroads of the world, Time Square inNew York City. This is a well known place that we all have talked about most of our lives and some people can only dream of visiting. This is a great place to walk up and down the streets sightseeing. It is very beautiful”


 Top of the Rock –Rockefeller Center,NY– 5/10/12 – Photo and entries by: M.B








“The Top of the Rock Observation Deck is a very scenic part ofRockefeller Center. This picture shows the famous EmpireStateBuilding which is located in mid-town Manhattan. In the background you can also see the Freedom Towers where the Twin Towers once stood.”


The New York Aquarium at Coney Island, NY5/16/12 – Photo and entries by: M.B








“This picture was taken at the New York Aquarium. In this particular photo you can see a part of an exhibit that includes a grey shark and a stingray. This exhibit is located at the prettiest part of the aquarium on Coney Island inBrooklyn,NY.”


Creedmoor Psychiatric Center

SNAP Talk!

(Something New About Photography!)

Creedmoor Psychiatric Center, TheLivingLearning & RecoveryCenter,

80-45 Winchester Blvd, Queens Village,NY11427








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.”