pablove shutterbugs – new york

The Pablove Foundation is thrilled to offer classes in New York City!


Introduction to photography

This course is designed to provide distraction and increase focus for kids currently undergoing treatment. 

The introduction to photography course is an out-of-hospital program offered to patients ages 6-18. On the first day of class, each student receives their own digital camera kit, which is theirs to keep after the program ends. Students learn key photography concepts including: perspective, light and shadow, and storytelling as a form of self-expression. This program culminates with a gallery show where the community celebrates their accomplishments in a professional gallery setting. 



This course is designed to build peer relationships and deepen understanding of art and nature through photography. 

The intermediate course is a four-day overnight summer camp located in Southern California. This camp is designed for alumni who have participated in our introductory course, and it is open to all Shutterbugs across the country. In concepts, students enjoy camp activities such as swimming, nature walks, and making friendships that last a lifetime! Click here to learn more.

Advanced Course

This course is designed to explore visual storytelling and advocacy through the adolescent cancer experience. 
Our advanced course is designed for students ages 14+ who have participated in our beginners and/or intermediate courses. This class uses a creative youth development framework in which our students learn to use advanced camera equipment as a tool to advocate for childhood cancer research. Through this course, students are empowered to use photography as a way to tell their story and rally their community. This course culminates with a gallery show designated and created by their class group.

Teaching Artists

The teaching artist is responsible for leading our photography courses for youth ages 6-18 in their respective cities. They have a strong background in photography and know the ins and outs of teaching children and teens living with cancer.

Michelle Repiso

As a teaching assistant with The Pablove Foundation since 2014, Michelle is honored to advance her role with the Shutterbugs Team as a Master Teaching Artist in New York City. She advocates improving the lives of children and teens living with cancer through arts programming and has seen the joy, accomplishment and self-discovery that photography […]

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Local Partners

Pablove Shutterbugs New York would not be possible without our generous partners and sponsors.