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My name is Sabrina. I am me. I’m a free spirit. I don’t believe that I have to be classified as anything but myself. I was born and raised in Brooklyn in Bay Ridge which lies along the Atlantic Ocean under the Verrazano Bridge. Growing up in New York City made me the person I am today. In New York, nothing is impossible. I was raised on a “dream big,” “do everything you were meant to do” attitude that stuck to me.
Living in New York City is my biggest inspiration because this city is all for exposure and experimentation, which is what I’m all about. I pay attention to my urban surroundings more than the usual person and get inspired by everything, from the N train passing over the Manhattan Bridge to my friends skateboarding at my neighborhood park with a clear view of the Statue of Liberty.
I didn’t realize that I saw the world a little differently than most people until I started getting into photography. I would take photographs of simple objects, things that I thought were obvious to the eye, and more and more people would be puzzled by what the objects were. I became wrapped up in photography, trying to get other people to see the world as I do, and now it is my main interest.
My dream occupation is to be a professional photographer. That dream is the reason I am at Youth Insights. I joined hoping that this program would expand my knowledge and exposure to art and help me in photography, which it did. I am really excited to be a part of the program at the Whitney.