Through the Lens of Autism: Photo Exhibition Throughout March

Throughout the Month of April
Hosted by Ulster Savings Bank
280 Wall Street, Kingston NY

Ulster Savings Bank is hosting Through the Lens of Autism, a photo exhibition from photographs taken by Center for Spectrum Services students in a program of the same name. An opening reception is planned for Friday, April 6th between 3:00pm and 5:00pm, and the entire community is invited to join in this Autism Awareness kick-off event. 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 this collective, photographic work will be on display.

About the Program:
Through the Lens of Autism is a series particularly beneficial to students with autism. Taught by Deborah DeGraffenreid, 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 find it challenging to communicate verbally," says DeGraffenreid, "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 moving, and heartwarming exhibition.

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 Eastcott, as well as a grant from the Stewart's Holiday Match Program. Momatiuk and Eastcott will be present at the grand opening on April 6th.

Ordering Reprints:
If you've been to the exhibit, and would like to order reprints using your program book, please Click Here.