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NYC Salt Student Photographers Cope with Pandemic in Outdoor Exhibition, Photo Book

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NYC Salt Student Photographers Cope with Pandemic in Outdoor Exhibition, Photo Book

Parkgoers and passersby at Clement Clarke Moore Park in NYC’s Chelsea neighborhood see an emotional, relatable glimpse into the city’s next generation of photographers and creative minds in the NYC Salt exhibition, “To Each Their Own.”

Students of the visual arts program—which has a 100-percent high school graduation and college acceptance rate—tell their personal stories of coping with the pandemic and social unrest of 2020.

“In their own unique, visual voices, they have incorporated still images, poetry, words, drawing to express themselves. In reaction to the murder of George Floyd and the swell of protests all over the world, they are also speaking loudly about race in this country.”

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As NYC Salt’s proud printing and graphics sponsor, Duggal Visual Solutions produced the 48 large banners installed along the fence surrounding the park. The material, supreme mesh, showcases the images with a velvet-like appearance similar to that of archival paper, while holding its own in the weather.

“Duggal did an amazing job with the prints,” said Scott Thode, Exhibition Curator for NYC Salt. “The rewarding part was watching person after person walk down the street and just take it all in. They would stop and look at the images, then move on to read the written stories. The exhibition reached so many more people than we could have ever expected.”

The images in the exhibit are also compiled into a photo book of the same title. All proceeds go to NYC Salt as it continues to expand its professional photography classes, college preparatory workshops and career resources. Order your copy of “To Each Their Own.”