10 | 23 | 2016

Students Deploy Digital Art to Expose Big Tobacco

Animation Project Illustrates Tobacco Proliferation in NYC Neighborhoods

Students Deploy Digital Art to Expose Big Tobacco

Utilizing the latest in digital media technology, high school students active in NYC Smoke-Free's Reality Check program created powerful and personal animations to illustrate how tobacco proliferation affects their neighborhoods.

Over the summer - in collaboration with NYC Smoke-Free partners Coro New York Leadership Center and Futures and Options - the students learned about tobacco's deadly toll on New Yorkers and mapped the disturbing numbers of tobacco outlets in their communities as well as near their homes, schools, libraries, parks, and recreation sites.

Check out the amazing animations made by the students below! The following four animations were voted as winners by our students and staff, please share your favorites!!!

Brooklyn - Canarsie Neighborhood
Ronnica Baptiste, Science Technology and Research Early College High School at Erasmus 

Queens - Bayside Neighborhood
Jackie Shi, Queens High School for the Sciences at York College 

Brooklyn - Bensonhurst Neighborhood
Sally Mo, Brooklyn Technical High School

Bronx - Castle Hill and Parkchester Neighborhoods
Sanzida Talukder, Bronx High School of Science

Check out more student animation videos about tobacco proliferation in NYC neighborhoods here:
Brooklyn - Crown Heights
Brooklyn - Flatlands
Bronx - Tremont
Manhattan - East Harlem
Manhattan - Harlem
Queens - Ozone Park
Queens - South Jamaica

A special "thank you" to The Pinkerton Foundation for providing the funds to help purchase the software that made these animations possible!