ICP (International Center of Photography)
New York, NY, USA
Sarah Blesener is a documentary photographer based in New York City. Born in Minneapolis, Minnesota, she studied Linguistics and Youth Development at North Central University. While in University, she worked as a photographer for the organization Healing Haiti based in Port au Prince, Haiti, covering events surrounding the 2010 earthquake. Upon graduation in 2012, she studied at Bookvar Russian Academy in Minneapolis, concentrating on the Russian language. She is a recent graduate of the Visual Journalism and Documentary Practice program at the International Center of Photography in New York. Her latest work revolves youth movements and culture in Russia, Eastern Europe, and the United States.
2017 - Social Documentary Network - First Place Grant, 2017 - POYi Issue Reporting Picture Story, 2017 - World Press Photo Joop Swart Masterclass 2017, 2017 - CatchLight Fellowship Recipient, 2017 - Alexia Foundation, 2016 - Alexia Foundation , 2016 - Visura Photojournalism Grant Honorable Mention , 2016 - Emerging Photographer Award, PDN, 2016 - Emerging Talent Award, LensCulture, 2018 - Eugene Smith Fellowship
- Audio capture
- Breaking news
- Video capture
Border Patrol Explorers
Nerisa Garcia, a student from the Border Patrol Explorer Program, practices with the "Virtu 300," a reality program helping train individuals in law enforcement in real-life scenarios with active shooters, at the United States Border Patrol Station in Kingsville Texas Station, 19 July 2017. The Explorer program is sponsored by Boy Scouts and Homeland Security, and nearly 700 students, ages 14-20, participate at their local Border Patrol post.
Bailey Vanderpool (11) of the Young Marines attends a meeting focusing on drug awareness, 11 Feb 2017, Hanover, PA. Hanover and the surrounding districts combine for Young Marines meetings, with a total of around 40 students. Nationwide, the youth group has around 300 clubs. The ages range from 8-18. The Young Marines is a not-for-profit organization focusing on youth development in categories such as citizenship, patriotism, and drug-free lifestyles.
Cadet performance in Sergiyev Posad, Russia.
Students from School #18 perform a show at the local theater in Sergiyev Posad, Russia, 15 Dec 2016. The show promotes the cadet school at School #18.