Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Teaching Photography at Boys and Girls Harbor 1987

I came across a shot of my first job teaching photography when I was looking through some old photos a few weeks ago. Here you go. I still can't believe it. I first taught photography 23 (gasp!) years ago at a summer camp for Boys and Girls Harbor, in East Hampton in 1987. The Boys and Girls Harbor summer camp in East Hampton was started by Anthony Drexel Duke who owns a large parcel of property on the island which lent itself perfectly as a summer camp for inner city kids from Harlem, the Bronx and Brooklyn. Many of them had never left the city and never experienced "the woods" and it was a joy to get to know them, watch them grow and teach them photography. I wonder where they are now and if any of them pursued photography...

The Harbor still operates in the city and offers several education programs for children from New York City. Cool!!!

A hui hou,