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Expanding the Walls 2019

Expanding the Walls 2019
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Steeve

Steeve

Steeve is from Brooklyn. He applied to Expanding the Walls because he wants to learn about photography and find creative outlets to express himself. Steeve’s favorite artists are Jean-Michel Basquiat,

Steeve is from Brooklyn. He applied to Expanding the Walls because he wants to learn about photography and find creative outlets to express himself. Steeve’s favorite artists are Jean-Michel Basquiat, A$AP Rocky, and Kanye West. He likes writing poetry, painting, and documenting his life and community. Steeve’s favorite hobbies are skateboarding, exploring new places, going out to concerts and museums, and thrifting. Steeve’s biggest inspirations are Tupac Shakur, Caravaggio, Kanye West, Donald Glover, Virgil Abloh, and his environment. In the future he hopes to use art as an outlet to impact his community and the world. Steeve plans to become an architect and interior designer.


Anthony

Anthony

Anthony is from Bridge Wood, New York. He was encouraged to apply to Expanding the Walls by his teacher and mother. Anthony is very interested in editing videos and his favorite artists are Pnora,

Anthony is from Bridge Wood, New York. He was encouraged to apply to Expanding the Walls by his teacher and mother. Anthony is very interested in editing videos and his favorite artists are Pnora, Ozuna, Kendrick Lamar, and Elijah the Boy. In his spare time he enjoys being with family and friends, whom he is heavily inspired by. In the future, Anthony hopes to follow his dreams, find positive influences, and to inspire others. He hopes to be successful in self-representation and in the field of entrepreneurship.


Kenny

Kenny

Kenny was born in Brooklyn and raised in Newark. He recently moved back to Brooklyn and now goes to school in Harlem. Kenny applied to Expanding the Walls because he wishes to pursue photography and

Kenny was born in Brooklyn and raised in Newark. He recently moved back to Brooklyn and now goes to school in Harlem. Kenny applied to Expanding the Walls because he wishes to pursue photography and network with new people. Kenny likes listening to artists like Drake, Lil Durk, Moneybag Yo, and Biggie Smalls. Kenny enjoys editing his photos and playing video games with his friends. He is inspired by people like Michael Jackson, Steve Jobs, and Barack Obama. Kenny aspires to one day be in the film business and inspire others around him.


Bryam

Bryam

Bryam is from the Dominican Republic. He applied to Expanding the Walls because he wants to be a photographer and believes Expanding the Walls is a good way to improve his photography. His favorite

Bryam is from the Dominican Republic. He applied to Expanding the Walls because he wants to be a photographer and believes Expanding the Walls is a good way to improve his photography. His favorite artist is DJ Marshmallow. Bryam likes to edit photos and videos, play video games, and watch anime in his spare time. Bryam is inspired by his family members. In the future, he wants to be a photographer and graphic designer.


Saiida

Saiida

Saiida is from Manhattan. She applied to Expanding the Walls because she wants to have an artistic outlet where she can express herself. Her favorite artist is Tyler the Creator because of his lyrics

Saiida is from Manhattan. She applied to Expanding the Walls because she wants to have an artistic outlet where she can express herself. Her favorite artist is Tyler the Creator because of his lyrics and videos. Saiida likes to make visual art and take photos on her iPhone. Her favorite hobby is sleeping because dreaming is like having a second life, except in dreams you can break all the rules of real life. Saiida is inspired by Martin Luther King because he showed her that people can handle situations in a peaceful manner. In the future Saiida hopes to be happy and do what she loves.


Belen

Belen

Belen is from Argentina. She applied to Expanding the Walls because she loves art, writing, music, photography, and drawing. Belen also wants to learn more about art and gain new experiences. Her

Belen is from Argentina. She applied to Expanding the Walls because she loves art, writing, music, photography, and drawing. Belen also wants to learn more about art and gain new experiences. Her favorite artists are Lali Esposito, Ariana Grande, Adele, Selena Gomez, and Demi Lovato. Her favorite hobbies are listening to music and writing, because to her those two mediums are the easiest ways to express herself. Belen is inspired by her family and by Lali Esposito, who showed her that if someone wants and fights for something, they can get it. In the future she wants to be a forensic scientist because she loves to solve crimes, but also a writer because it has been her dream since she learned how to write.


Sadia

Sadia

Sadia is from the Bronx. She applied to Expanding the Walls to learn more about making a photograph and being creative. Her favorite artists include Vincent Van Gogh and Leonardo da Vinci because

Sadia is from the Bronx. She applied to Expanding the Walls to learn more about making a photograph and being creative. Her favorite artists include Vincent Van Gogh and Leonardo da Vinci because their work shows her how art can mean different things to different people. Sadia enjoys doing henna on people and drawing fictional designs. Her hobbies include spending time with little kids and with her brothers. Sadia is inspired by Ilhan Omar and Rashida Thaib, the first Muslim women in Congress. In the future, Sadia would like to be a lawyer and help her community by aiding those who cannot afford good lawyers.


Charles

Charles

Charles is a ninth grader from the Upper East Side. He applied to Expanding the Walls because he wanted to do something that would help him be in touch with art and black culture. Charles’ favorite

Charles is a ninth grader from the Upper East Side. He applied to Expanding the Walls because he wanted to do something that would help him be in touch with art and black culture. Charles’ favorite artists are Frida Kahlo, Brockhampton, and Noname. His favorite hobbies are drawing and dancing. One of his main inspirations is New York City because the amount of culture, originality, and creativity in the city really appeals to him. In the future Charles hopes to find a passion somewhere in the art field.


Skye

Skye

Skye is from Harlem. She applied to Expanding the Walls to improve in her photography and to learn more about where she lives. Her favorite artists include XXXTentacion, Twenty One Pilots, and Joji.

Skye is from Harlem. She applied to Expanding the Walls to improve in her photography and to learn more about where she lives. Her favorite artists include XXXTentacion, Twenty One Pilots, and Joji. She likes creating aesthetic photographs of nature or whatever invokes a certain emotion and feeling within her. Her hobbies are playing video games with her friends and volleyball. Skye’s inspiration in life comes from a Youtuber named Markiplier. In the future she plans to become a robotic engineer so that she can create things that help humanity and the Earth.


Ashley

Ashley

Ashley A.K.A. Sixx was born and raised in Brooklyn but she lives in the Bronx. She applied to Expanding the Walls because she was always into art and the art world, whether it was performing or being

Ashley A.K.A. Sixx was born and raised in Brooklyn but she lives in the Bronx. She applied to Expanding the Walls because she was always into art and the art world, whether it was performing or being behind the scenes, so Expanding the Walls was the perfect opportunity to improve her art. Sixx’s favorite artists are Summer Walker, G Herbo, Kendrick Lamar, Pink Sweat$, and Billie Eilish. The kind of work she likes to make is street art, portraits, and black and white photography. Her favorite hobbies are performing onstage as an actor or singer and hanging out with friends. Sixx doesn’t really have inspirations but if she had to choose it would be Toni Manfud because he brings life to his work. In the future she hopes to have her pictures on many magazines and sing.


Aisha

Aisha

Aisha is a Peruvian and Pakistani teen from the Bronx. She applied to Expanding the Walls after learning about it from her art teacher. Aisha loves drawing, painting, and taking photos in and around

Aisha is a Peruvian and Pakistani teen from the Bronx. She applied to Expanding the Walls after learning about it from her art teacher. Aisha loves drawing, painting, and taking photos in and around her school. She also loves taking care of her and her father’s birds. Aisha’s favorite artist is Lin-Manuel Miranda and she admires how he has created amazing works such as Hamilton. In the future, Aisha wants to be a psychologist for either adults or children, and wants to continue to use art and photography as a way to manage her stress.


Emmanuel

Emmanuel

Emmanuel used to live in Upstate New York and has lived in the Bronx for a decade. He applied to Expanding the Walls to expand his understanding of photography and the art world. He was also pushed by

Emmanuel used to live in Upstate New York and has lived in the Bronx for a decade. He applied to Expanding the Walls to expand his understanding of photography and the art world. He was also pushed by his teachers to apply. His favorite artists are Jake Wyatt and Koteri Ink. Emmanuel enjoys illustrating, animating, and graphic design. He is inspired by his brother, his design teacher, and the various artists he has gotten to know. Emmanuel plans to become a storyboard artist and art director for animation.


David

David

David was born in Brooklyn, lives in the South Bronx, and goes to school in Manhattan. He applied to Expanding the Walls to expand his knowledge of photography and art. He also thought this program

David was born in Brooklyn, lives in the South Bronx, and goes to school in Manhattan. He applied to Expanding the Walls to expand his knowledge of photography and art. He also thought this program would be a good way to meet new people with similar interests. David’s favorite artists are Chance the Rapper, Kendrick Lamar, J.Cole, Logic, and Kanye West. He enjoys making abstract art and is open to making different forms of art as he learns more. Some of David’s hobbies include analyzing film and listening to music. He also enjoys playing video games and spending time with friends. A lot of David’s inspiration comes from his favorite artists. In the future he wants to pursue film and create stories for people to feel comfortable and escape from their day–to–day lives.


Leila

Leila

Leila is from Washington Heights. She applied to Expanding the Walls to add to her knowledge of photography. She hopes to improve her storytelling. Leila’s favorite artist is Beyoncé. She enjoys

Leila is from Washington Heights. She applied to Expanding the Walls to add to her knowledge of photography. She hopes to improve her storytelling. Leila’s favorite artist is Beyoncé. She enjoys creating sketches of people and patterns, creative writing, and simple melodies. Leila’s hobbies are drawing, hanging out with friends, writing, and learning new things. Beyoncé inspires her because she worked very hard to achieve her goals. Leila isn’t sure what she wants to do in the future, however she knows she wants to do something in the arts.


Michelle

Michelle

Michelle lives in Queens. She applied to Expanding the Walls because she hopes to explore different ways to express herself through photography and improve her technical photography skills. Her

Michelle lives in Queens. She applied to Expanding the Walls because she hopes to explore different ways to express herself through photography and improve her technical photography skills. Her favorite artists include Drake, Maluma, Ozuna, Cardi B, and many more. Michelle likes creating drawings and loves to paint, she loves playing volleyball, reading, drawing, and spending time with her friends. Her aunt has been her inspiration to work hard and achieve her dreams. In the future, Michelle hopes to become a flight attendant but is open to other outlooks.


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