Amanda Berg: Newspaper Squad, 2014-2015

Monday, September 1, 2014 - 12:00pm to Sunday, May 31, 2015 - 12:00pm

Amanda Berg

“I am lying raised up on one elbow wondering whether in any direction I can see beyond where you stop.”
John Berger, Field

Introduction by Amanda Berg

As a Lewis Hine Fellow with South Bronx United (SBU,) I facilitated a middle school newspaper club focused on collaborative and creative modes of community journalism. We self-published a printed paper that included event reporting, editorial writing, documentary photography, and non-fiction poetry. SBU is a Bronx, NY based non-profit that uses soccer as a tool for social change through activities on and off the soccer field. The newspaper club met once a week during after school tutoring. What began as a structured introduction to journalism, became a playful adventure in storytelling. I watched members explore their neighborhood with a sense of authority and wonder, and photographed informally alongside them as we played together. This exercise in simple observation brought us all closer.

 

Associated People

Amanda Berg

Lewis Hine Documentary Fellow 2014-2015

To be a photographer is to be in the world; at the heart of Amanda Berg’s practice is a simple desire to be with people in shared moments and to collect pictures that will remind us of something felt.