New City School Holiday Video

    For this holiday season, we wanted to share portraits of our current 6th grade class-- these photographs are part of our annual "Dear World" project. Each year Shannah, our art teacher, introduces her students to the work of artist/activist Robert Fogarty and his distinct message-on-skin portrait style. Reacting to questions like "What do you want the world to know about you?" and "what issues are important to you?" students write messages on their bodies that express who they are and what they want for the world. We thought these extraordinarily mature and meaningful messages from the class of 2017 were a perfect way to end the calendar year. Enjoy.