Digital Photography as Fine Art: Works by Bronx High School of Science Students

On View May 19 – June 12, 2006

Digital Photography as Fine Art:  Works by Bronx High School of Science Students is the first time that the Hebrew Home has collaborated with this distinguished High School.  We are pleased to have the opportunity not only to showcase excellent student work but also to pay homage to the creativity evidenced in this fine New York City Public High School.

The works in the show are from Gayle Asch’s Photography courses at Bronx Science.  Ms. Asch has focused her classes on digital photography as a form of art, and this show includes her students’ responses to a number of traditional and innovative class assignments, ranging from “Self-Portrait as Someone Else” to “Looking Through.”

While the work is unified through these technical and thematic assignments, each student takes a unique and creative approach.  The pieces included were selected by Susan Putterman, the Director of Museums and Chief Curator at the Hebrew Home at Riverdale.  The show includes works by 18 students: Venus Bermudez, Tim Chernyaev, Kelly Chiang, Vincent Gau, Matt Green, Eric Ho, Jessie Hu, Irfan Khan, Robin Kim, Emiliya Kojouharova, Nicole Lam, William Liu, Arlen McInerney, Johanny Mejia, Sara Missaoui, Emma Vargas, Megan Williams, and Angela Wong.

As a member of the American Association of Museums, The Hebrew Home at Riverdale is  committed to publicly exhibiting its art collection throughout its 32-acre campus including the Derfner Judaica Museum and a sculpture garden overlooking the Hudson River and Palisades. The Derfner Judaica Museum + The Art Collection provide educational and cultural programming for residents of the Hebrew Home, their families and the general public from throughout New York City, its surrounding suburbs and visitors from elsewhere. The Home is a nonprofit, non-sectarian geriatric organization serving more than 11,000 elderly persons in greater New York through its resources and community service programs. Museum hours: Sunday – Thursday, 10:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Art Collection and grounds open daily, 10:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Call 718 581-1596 for holiday hours and to schedule group tours, or for further information please visit our website at

This exhibition is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.