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Focused young photographers among May ’69 ‘newsmakers’

David Johnson of the Schenectady Ambulance and Oxygen Service, helps members of the Schenectady Boys Club practice first aid. From left are Paul Mango, Gaston Hooks, Brian Bradshaw and Walter Lewis.
David Johnson of the Schenectady Ambulance and Oxygen Service, helps members of the Schenectady Boys Club practice first aid. From left are Paul Mango, Gaston Hooks, Brian Bradshaw and Walter Lewis.
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Some kids in Schenectady were crazy about cameras in May 1969. As part of a visual literacy project at Martin Luther King School, aspiring photographers took pictures near the school on Stanley Street. Teacher Vyvian d’Estienne taught the youngsters how to focus on subjects and develop film. “Selfies,” the art of the self-portrait popular with modern cellphone aficionados, probably were not in the curriculum. Also in the picture during the middle of spring in 1969: ...

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