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Photography Project with Fred Wilson

In the Spring 2013 semester, Youth Insights Leaders worked with artist Fred Wilson on a series of photographs. Entitled Am I As Much As Being Seen?, the project was made possible by the Laurie M. Tisch Illumination Fund. The exhibition was hung in the Illumination Fund offices where Leaders, Wilson, Whitney, and Illumination Fund staff and guests gathered to celebrate the Leaders and their artwork on Monday, April 29, 2013.  Wilson spoke to the assembled guests about how much he enjoyed working with Youth Insights and mentioned his own memories of the Whitney as a teen.

For more details about the project with Wilson, check out a series of blog posts Leaders wrote over the course of the semester:

The Making of a YI Photographer

Brainstorming with Fred Wilson

YI Leaders Visit Fred Wilson’s Studio

YI Leaders Adena and Raymond, and two of Raymond’s teachers pose with Fred Wilson at the Laurie M. Tisch Illumination Fund, April 2013. Photograph by Jason Mandella

YI Leaders Adena and Raymond, and two of Raymond’s teachers pose with Fred Wilson at the Laurie M. Tisch Illumination Fund, April 2013. Photograph by Jason Mandella

Installation view of the photographs at the offices of the Laurie M. Tisch Illumination Fund, April 2013. Photograph by Jason Mandella
Teachers, parents, and friends of the YI Leaders examine the results of their collaboration with Fred Wilson, April 2013. Photograph by Jason Mandella
YI Leader Keyana speaks with two guests about her artwork, April 2013. Photograph by Jason Mandella
The crowd, including Adam D. Weinberg, the Whitney’s Alice Pratt Brown Director, mingles at the offices of the Illumination Fund, April 2013. Photograph by Jason Mandella
Adam D. Weinberg and Fred Wilson speak to the guests, April 2013. Photograph by Jason Mandella
Wilson and YI Leader Keyana in front of Keyana’s work, April 2013. Photograph by Jason Mandella
YI Leader Ramsey with his family, april 2013. Photograph by Jason Mandella
Wilson and the YI Leaders, triumphant after months of hard work, April 2013. Photograph by Jason Mandella