October 28, 2011
A program that I had met at the Photo Expo 2011 was Rehabilitation Through Photography is an organization that used photography as a therapeutic means of healing. They are a 501-C3 non-for-profit organization for the past 70 year. They currently work with 20 organizations supporting nearly 1,000 participants from ages 8 to 80 in various photo programs throughout the New York metro area.
Some of the photography programs range from providing training, direction and equipment to the physically and emotionally challenged, the elderly, at-risk and disadvantaged youth, the homeless, veterans and the visually impaired.
They also have a word press blog their web address is http://rtplook.wordpress.com/
I had also mention if there are working with sprout, other disability film festival and they have said they have heard but short on staff and volunteers, will hope to be able to move forward over the next couple months with a new executive director on board after the retirement of the last executive director for over 40 years.
The persons at the Photo Expo booth that I talk with were Susan Schaffer, Vice President of Board of Director and Adam Sherman Director of Operation.
Rehabilitation Through Photography;
In NYC other Non-for-Profits that support person with disabilities through photograpy