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Project: Identity Photography

FREE digital photography program for teens
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  • Sundays & Tuesdays, March 7 thru May 16

  • Sundays, 12:00 PM -4:00 PM 

    Tuesdays, 6:00-8:00 PM

  • The Conservatory
  • Free | Application Required
  • Registration is first come, first serve and each participant will be provided a camera and access to a Mac computer with Adobe Creative Suite for the duration of the program.

Project: Identity Photography is a free ten-week digital photography intensive for 14-18 year old teens.


+ Study the basics of photography, composition, camera use

+ Learn editing tools in Adobe Photoshop.

+ Hear lectures from professional Teaching Artists and guest photographers

+ Participate in on and off-site shoots and excursions

+ Create a portfolio of your work

+ Invite friends and family to an exhibition of your work at Bethel Woods

+ Upon successful completion of the program students will take home their DSLR  camera to continue building skills!

,Want to be a part of the fun? Apply here!

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Meet Your Instructors

Shaun Gillen

Shaun Gillen graduated from the Savannah College of Art and Design, with a Bachelor’s of Fine Arts in Photography, receiving the highest artist scholarship offered. He founded Tandem Design, a small multidisciplinary communications studio forged on the principles of promoting progressive causes. Over the past 10 years as a professional photographer and videographer in New York City, Shaun has shot a wide range of subject matter including promotional content for startup companies and progressive candidates to prominent real estate addresses and fortune 500 executives. He now resides full time with his partner upstate in Hortonville, New York.

Kaitlyn Danielson

Kaitlyn Danielson is a photographic artist based in Narrowsburg, New York. She holds a BFA in Photography & Video from the School of Visual Arts, where she was awarded the Alumni Scholarship and the Rhodes Family Award for Outstanding Students. In 2018, her work won the Abstract/Mixed Media category of PDN’s The Curator competition. Kaitlyn's artwork has been exhibited throughout the United States and featured on platforms such as Musee' Magazine and Lenscratch.

Funding for Project Identity Photography has been provided in part by the Phillip and Edith Leonian Foundation and by Bethel Woods Center for the Arts members and donors. 

Funding for education and creative programs has been provided by Bethel Woods members and donors and through generous gifts from foundations, individuals and agencies. View a copy of our annual report or visit our website  for a more comprehensive list of supporters.