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Working with the Doe Fund's Brooklyn-based transitional housing shelter, the GVANO New Orleans-based transitional housing shelter , and a female population through the Dept. Of Veterans Affairs, the Veterans Photo Project is under their umbrella of holistic programs that meet the needs of a diverse population working to break the cycles of homelessness, addiction and criminal recidivism.


Through photography classes, our veterans will learn a new form of personal expression, develop technical and creative skills while having the therapeutic outlet to share their stories and experiences with a larger audience through their images.

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Nov
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I am pleased to announced that some the work from our Brooklyn alumni will be on exhibit this Winter in conjunction with David T. Little’s new opera, Soldier Songs.

Little’s piece explores the perceptions versus the realities of the Soldier, the exploration of loss and exploitation of innocence, and the difficulty of expressing the truth of war. The libretto of this work is adapted from interviews with veterans from 5 years of war.  Soldier Songs was previously presented in New Haven, CT where the producer and composer first shared this intimate theatre work with the veteran community with veteran specific talk-backs facilitated by VA psychologists and discounted ticket prices.  

The play, and VPP’s work, will be shown at PACE University’s Michael Schimmel Center, January 11th - 18th. 

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New Orleans VPP will be on hiatus until Fall 2012 when we have a viable partner organization in the greater New Orleans area. Have a wonderful summer, and please revisit our work in September.

Mar
13th
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Keep up with Brooklyn’s VPP photo outings through their flickr photostream!

Feb
24th
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Edwards will be beginning a new workshop series specifically with female veterans in the Greater New Orleans area beginning this Spring. Working in conjunction with a Department of Veteran Affairs liason, Edwards will be conducting classes at the Parse Gallery, bringing veteran students into a  arts-oriented environment for their class series.

Jan
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Continuing to work  with the Doe Fund’s veteran liasion Tom Popowich, Photographer Tiffany Smith has taken the reigns in Brooklyn and is conducting workshops with VPP, while Aubrey simultaneously conducts workshops in New Orleans.

For the holiday season, participants in both branches of the project set up a portrait studio in the shelter and gifted family and individual portraits to staff and fellow Veterans.

VPP wishes a beautiful New Year to our Veterans, thank you for your service.

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Dec
12th
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Practicing portraiture in the backyard.

Nov
21st
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Photo Outing to the French Quarter, French Market, and Mississippi River banks.

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Bernard

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Lawrence