Showcasing different movements for social change through imagery, the “Perpetual Revolution: The Image and Social Change” exhibition at New York’s International Center of Photography (ICP) wowed SUNY New Paltz professor Dr. Rachel Somerstein and students from her Picture Culture course. Somerstein and her students trekked down to Manhattan to visit […]

By Robert Piersall Exploring Bronck Island from The Little Rebellion on Vimeo. Scenic Hudson is on a mission, and they’ve spelled it out in the name of their campaign: they’re “Saving the Land That Matters Most.” An ecological preservation group based in Poughkeepsie, New York, Scenic Hudson completed their conservation […]

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Data Visualizations used for the SUNY New Paltz “Low Wage Living in the Hudson Valley” project By Casey Silvestri Percentage of Persons in Poverty, 2015 Create column charts       Minimum Wage vs. Living Wage Create line charts       Is Your Unpaid Internship Illegal? Create your own […]

By Kristen Warfield The sun has barely started to rise at 5:30 a.m. when Mercedes Ortiz turns off her alarm to get ready for school. Achy and fatigued, she rolls out of bed at her family’s home in Walden, New York, knowing there’s another long day ahead. To the sounds […]

By Nick Tantillo There is a laminated sign that hangs in the rear of the Convenient Deli in New Paltz. What used to read “Overnight Shift” has been scribbled out with a black marker and replaced with “Overwatch Shift,” a video game reference. Beneath the black zig-zag is a list […]

By Anthony Mitthauer-Orza Janet Yusko never would have saw her life go from a having full-time job to seeing her father pass away and returning home to care for 82-year-old mother with dementia. At age 55, Yusko finds herself caught in a bind. After holding high-level administrative jobs in Ulster […]

By Mike Timpert Eleanor Candee was lying on the floor of her housemate Erica’s bedroom in tears. She didn’t want to smell like the place anymore, that scent of coffee and microwaved bagels that clung to her clothes and never left. She didn’t want to spend her weekends consumed with […]