For 70 years, Rehabilitation through Photography has implemented a broad range of photography programs, providing training,
direction and equipment to underserved communities throughout New York. RTP believes that by providing a creative platform to the physically and emotionally challenged, the elderly, at-risk youth, homeless and the visually impaired populations, this will both inspire and enable individuals to channel their energy in an open and expressive way. This reinforces independence, self-confidence and a sense of accomplishment that rekindles a lasting interest and enthusiasm about life. No longer are they labeled by their disability but they are enabled by their ability to connect to and capture the world around them through photography.
Currently, RTP works with more than 20 organizations, supporting nearly 1,000 participants from ages 8 to 80 in various photography
programs throughout the city. These programs have profoundly changed the lives of thousands of people. Our goal is to significantly
expand the programs offered, extending the power of photography to thousands more in the local community and partner with other organizations in the United States.