Join us July 18th on Instagram LIVE!

Join us tomorrow afternoon, July 18th, at 3pm for a LIVE video interview with AIR Megan May! Intern DesRee Taylor and I will be taking over the Center’s Instagram account (@rochesterarts) to share May’s process and to give you all a sneak peek of her upcoming class Superheroes, Archetypes, and Idols: Reimagining Feminine Role Models Through Self-Portraiture.

The Power of a Photograph

While on assignment this week for POST Rochester magazine, I captured an iPhone image of a little girl whose family is living in poverty. After posting the photo to Instagram, the response was overwhelming, within several hours donations were being offered to the family… a pack and play, diapers, winter clothing, food and furniture.

One photo.

Childhood Poverty

Today the power of photography combined with social media platforms allow a reach unfathomable less than a decade ago. The socially engaged artist has many tools at their disposal. What is the change you would like to be in your community? Capture that image, create that piece of art and be the change, the possibilities are endless, art has the power to change the world.