American School for the Deaf
February 27 – June 6, 2010
In collaboration with the American School for the Deaf (ASD), this exhibition paired portraits of ASD co-founder Laurent Clerc and his wife Eliza by Charles Willson Peale with a film created for the installation, Portrait of a Community: American School for the Deaf. Using American Sign Language, 150 people at ASD share their names, connection to the School, favorite things and hopes for the future, connecting almost 200 years of history at the school.
Producer: Johanna Plummer
Executive Producer: Jeffrey Bravin
Director: Laura Carriker
Director of American Sign Language: Elena Blue
Cinematography: Chris Mosio
Assistant Director: Kangni He
Assistant Camera: Darby Ireland
ASL Interpreter: Janice Knauth
Editor: Chris Mosio
Gaffer: Josh Spring
Special thanks to: Ed Peltier, Barbara French, Alyssa Pecorino and Bob Nitko
Other collaborations with the American School for the Deaf include the American Sign Language Video Highlights Tour.