At a Point of Change

May 10, 2022
group of people in front of a photo exhibit

Photography is one of the most democratic, universal, and interdisciplinary languages with a broad global reach. It is, therefore, a perfect medium for bringing people together for active dialogue about needed economic, social, and environmental challenges. Such changes are at the heart of the United Nations' Agenda, a blueprint for the entire international community to achieve sustainable development by 2030.

At a Point of Change presents work by 13 undergraduate students at Pace's NYC Campus who took an Honors Learning Community interdisciplinary course titled "Seeing the World Differently...Through Photography and Economics." This course was taught by Dyson professors Inbal Abergil and Anna Shostya in Spring 2022. The integration of learning across two disciplines, photography and economics, involved students with "big questions" that go beyond the classroom. Students learned how to create powerful images that tell compelling stories about environmental sustainability, economic equality, and inclusive growth.

"Economists tell stories with numbers. Photographers tell stories with pictures. This exhibit is a really unique way to combine numbers with pictures," says Shostya. "There's no course in the United States⁠—I did the research⁠—that combines economics and photography like this does."

The exhibit is now on display on the Frankfort Street side of One Pace Plaza, now through July 1, 2022.

Student artists include:

  • Jack Brady
  • Brooke Brassell
  • Rafael Cuellar
  • Will Dooley
  • Piper Gibson
  • Rey Hill
  • Jaylyn Liggett
  • Katie Madson
  • Dawid Panyszak
  • Shelby Pickelny
  • Carlos Pineyro
  • Megan Sanchez
  • Maddie Street

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