UNSEEN AMERICA: Arab Women in Brooklyn, 2008 Arab women now living in Brooklyn, recent immigrants from Yemen, Syria, Egypt, Morocco, and Jordan, participated in the 12-week photography workshop to learn to take photos of their lives. The class was held at the Arab American Family Support Center (AAFSC). During the course of the workshop, participants were loaned digital cameras and taught how to use them. They were given hands-on instruction and encouraged to turn their lenses on themselves and their lives.
This project was sponsored, in part, by the Greater New York Arts Development Fund of the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, administered by the Brooklyn Arts Council, Inc. (BAC), Parsons The New School For Design 2008-09 Faculty Development Fund, The Nathan Cummings Foundation, The National Endowment for the Arts and other funders.