The Actors Theatre Workshop
Capture Moments! Volunteer Photographers Needed!
Company: The Actors Theatre Workshop
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Location: 145 W. 28th Street, 3rd Floor, New York, NY, 10001
Project Details

The Actors Theatre Workshop needs volunteer professional photographers to help photograph and digitize our art collection.

Founded by award-winning actor, director and writer, Thurman E. Scott, ATW is an award-winning non-profit theater, community center and educational institute that serves homeless children through an innovative and highly effective theater and education program. This is our landmark 25th anniversary year as a non-profit institution and 20th year serving the children of NYC shelters in our award-winning and very special after-school Builders of the New World program.


Over the last 20 years of this program we have amassed approximately 2,500 pieces of children’s artwork that we have cherished and kept in our Chelsea theater. We have taken on an important undertaking this year to digitize all 2500 pieces of art. We want to create a digital catalog of these images and match each drawing to the accompanying story the child wrote. With the help of Morgan Stanley, at the end of this project we will be able to draw upon 2500 beautiful, inspiring children’s drawings to showcase on our website, at our theater and to our donors and community in special gifts and exhibits.

For each piece of artwork we need you to photograph it. After taking a bunch of pictures you would lend your SD card to a volunteer who will download the images to a computer for cataloging, etc.


A photographer who is willing to help get this process started! He or she must take pictures of the children’s drawings with their own equipment at any or all of these times:

  • June 18th from 9:30am-1pm
  • June 23rd from 9am - 5pm

  • The photographer must have experience working with children and/or drawings, have knowledge about and own their own lighting equipment, and have a desire to make a difference in the lives of homeless children in NYC. He or she must also be able to work in a team of passionate volunteers who will assist him or her in shooting the drawings.

    As a thank you for your work, you will be credited for the photography work, and be invited to list our non-profit and children's program on your website. We will provide cross-marketing for your site(s) on our website and social media channels, and provide you a framed copy of a child's drawing and story.

    If you are interested, become a member of The Actors Theatre Workshop, and support us in our life-affirming work! This is a volunteer temporary or permanent position, and this position is one of the most crucial elements of this effort. Serious inquiries only. Go to to find out more and fill out an online volunteer application for this position today!

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