Photographed by MARK BABUSHKIN
went to school—East Side Community High School,
a public school for grades six to 12 in New York: Our goal:
To photograph the latest eyewear styles for tweens and teens
on real kids in a real class room, actually an art gallery created
by the students and their teacher, Desiree Borrero.
During the past several years, the teacher has developed
an amazing art program—building the gallery from ground
up, holding student and local art shows. As part of this
program, she often enlists the participation and influence of
professional artists. As a result, many of her students have
gone on to study art in college. Just this year, one graduate
received a scholarship to New York’s School of Visual Arts.
In line with this thinking, Borrero felt it would be a great
experience for her students to participate in a professional
photo shoot with a creative staff and work with a photographer,
art director and editors. And our readers have the
benefit of seeing eyewear’s future—the latest designs worn
by the students of today… and the leaders of tomorrow.
As part of this photo shoot, we talked with our young
models about their interests and their dreams. As you will
see, some even indicated a possible career change
because of this photo shoot.
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