img. April Riley, New Heights, 2020. Digital chromogenic print, courtesy the artist via the Studio Museum Harlem website
Organized by Studio Museum Harlem, the online photography exhibition Hearts in Isolation: Expanding the Walls 2020 features work by the fifteen teenage artists in the 2020 cohort of the Museum’s annual program, Expanding the Walls: Making Connections Between Photography, History, and Community. Launching July 30th, the first online edition of the annual Expanding the Walls exhibition marks the program’s twentieth anniversary.
During their eight months in the program, Expanding the Walls participants from New York City–area high schools explore digital photography, artistic practice, and community – a term that took on new meaning this year, when students could no longer gather with one another and their mentors but had to complete the program remotely. As a result, their photographs reflect on themes of home and safety.
Access the online exhibition: https://studiomuseum.org/exhibition/hearts-isolation-expanding-the-walls
Hearts in Isolation: Expanding the Walls 2020 is organized by Makayla Bailey, Curatorial Fellow, Exhibitions; and Jordan Jones, Curatorial Fellow, Permanent Collection; with Ginny Huo, Senior Coordinator, Teen Programs; and the Expanding the Walls 2020 participants.