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Mental Health, PSA – Therapy can be fun for your mental health. A laugh + Therapy

Mental Health PSA

Mental Health is like a baby, you need to to take care of it.

Mental health is like a box of chocolate you never know, how you will feel after a session.

Therapy can be fun for your mental health.

a laugh + therapy


Mental Health’s PSA adds a humorous approach to mental health. Promoting society to open up and talk to a therapist and even, it’s crying or laughing during your sessions.


Isis Samuels Swaby

Professor Peter Labrozzi

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December 13 2019

Extra Credit

McDarrah’s PRIDE exhibition at ‘The Museum of New York City, gave a visual voice to people who were voiceless through his images documenting their experience in New York City in the 19602-1970s. I enjoyed the movement and facial expressions that was captured at the riots and in the mist of it all people were able to find joy. McDarrah humanized his subjects with his work, I like the unassuming shots which some are slightly caught off guard and showing the patrons in action protesting. The Stonewall Riots represented a time when LGBT rights weren’t as prevalent. This photograph captured the unity in the group of rioters ans I like the framing of the crowd by the poles in the street. The Stonewall riots  gave a voice to the voiceless, at the time when gay people felt unheard and rejected by society. I like the transparencies colors on the photographs. The film quality adds to the meaning of the history and grabs historical time capsule which marks the past and the development of what has grew into more rights and freedoms for LGBT. He captures their souls through their eyes.

The dark room film proofs shows the classic New York City’s grit and ambition of what LGBT movement has contributed to culture. These film proofs are my favorite out of the exhibition because I am able to see set a photographs that pulls the entire story together The woman in the photo has a symmetry and a focal point, the essence of man being able to be himself in his nature form at the riots and festivals. “Through violent demonstrations by members of the gay (LGBT) community against a police raid that began in the early morning hours of June 28, 1969, at the Stonewall Inn in the Greenwich Village neighborhood of Manhattan, New York City. They are widely considered to constitute the most important event leading to the gay liberation movement and the modern fight for LGBT rights in the United States.  At the time, the Stonewall Inn was owned by the Mafia. It catered to an assortment of patrons and was known to be popular among the poorest and most marginalized people in the gay community: butch lesbians, effeminate young men, drag queens, male prostitutes, transgender people, and homeless youth. ” (History 1)

Therefore, these photos tell a story about a social revolution that set the standard of LGBT community to build resources and find their voice in their truth and reality of being outsiders who found a safe place.





It was kind of tricky doing this assignment, to emulate high key and low key lighting because of the dark tones and to capture the actual image. I had difficulty figuring out where my camera settings had to be at so these pictures. This is one of the difficult assignments for me because of the lighting settings with aperture.


For some reason,  I wasn’t able to upload the photos for a few days keep receiving HTTP error. message. This photography has symmetry and light balance in the photograhy. Focual point is the subject which is the cross and man in the center sitting on couch. Photography by Tony Baizan-Garcia.

This photo series was about disabled men who  had polio or became paralyzed. They come to a center called OPEN DOORS, to do music, poetry, creative activities and are able to live fuller lives. Vanishing point is the hallway and lighting above the subjects head is. Photographer is Elias Williams.

Love Yourself: The Girls of Nyal, South Sudan, presented by Oxfam. Featuring Noura Nyals Kids, Andrea Compeanu, Rhea Catada, Bruno Bierrenbach Feder.