Advisory Board and Creative Mentors

Walter Wlodarczyk is a documentary photographer based in New York City. His work focuses on art, performance, music and creative life, in New York City and beyond. Walter is known for his documentation of New York’s independent creative communities, and his work has been published and featured by Artforum, Brooklyn Magazine, The Guardian, Instagram, Rolling Stone, Slate, The Wall Street Journal, and many others.

Jasper Harbutt Kerbs

Born and raised in New York City, Jasper has worked on many public murals with Groundswell Mural Projects, a non-profit organization committed to social change through art and community activism. Jasper is currently studying for his BFA at The Cooper Union School of Art.

Brittany Collins

Brittany Collins is a visual artist currently living in Brooklyn. Brittany’s work reflects on human involvement in the natural world, drawing inspiration from her surroundings – bringing larger topics, like human intervention and waste to the forefront. Brittany’s work crosses boundaries between art and activism, challenging what art means in the 21st century.

Lisette Poole

I am a Cuban American photojournalist based in Havana, Cuba. My work focuses on youth culture and resilience. I look for images and stories about Cuba that are rarely seen in the media. Recent projects have revolved around the reggaeton scene in Cuba and the Cuban diaspora and migration.

Jake Gervich

Jake Gervich, is a genderqueer (They/Them pronouns) filmmaker and editor in Brooklyn interested in experimental films and documentary. Jake loves anthropology, hip hop, bicycles, weird looking animals, and all kinds of nerdiness.