Through the Lens of Autism

Photo Exhibit by Students with Autism
Throughout the Month of April
Opening Reception: Friday, April 6th from 3pm-5pm
Ulster Savings Bank 280 Wall Street, Kingson NY

Our friends at Ulster Savings Bank, who have been great advocates and supporters of our special students, are hosting Through the Lens of Autism, a photo exhibition from photographs taken by Spectrum Services students in our program of the same name.  The exhibition will run the entire month of April, and will be displayed at Ulster Savings Bank’s Wall Street branch, located at 280 Wall Street. Over 30 pieces of photographic work by will be on display.

Through the Lens of Autism is a series particularly beneficial to our students with autism. Taught by a local professional photographer with a master’s degree in special education, the program is currently in its eighth year. Many of the students in the program have communication issues, and the majority of them struggle with getting their meaning across. With the lens of a camera, children who participate can share how they see the world, portrayed so aptly in this heartwarming exhibit.

The program was founded by world-renowned photographers Yva Momatiuk and John Eastcott, a wife and husband team who make their home in Hurley, and whose photos have appeared in National Geographic, Audubon, and Smithsonian, among other publications. Since then, the program has been funded by Momatiuk and Eatscott, as well as a grant from the Stewart’s Holiday Match Program.

We couldn’t be more grateful to our generous friends at Ulster Savings Bank. With their help, the Through the Lens of Autism exhibit will have a positive impact on autism awareness throughout our community.