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Brooklyn McTavish is a photographic social psychologist. He infuses fine art photography and social psychology to understand how we as individuals interact with society and how society affects the individual.

Brooklyn holds a Master's in Professional Studies in Digital Photography from The School of Visual Arts and a Bachelor of Art in Psychology and Sociology from Stony Brook University.  

Brooklyn spends his free time teaching photography and mentoring high school and college students. It is important to give back to one’s community and share your successes and failures with the next generation. We grow as an artist when we have a safe and thoughtful community of support behind us.

His current project, “The Sum of the Some of Us,”  Explores the concept of race through the lens of DNA Analysis. As new DNA analysis increasingly shows us how genetically diverse we are, the term ethnic diversity takes on a new meaning. It’s no longer just an expression of differences between individuals in our melting-pot culture; it refers to something inside each of us. Through a mixture of art, science, and social paradigms, I want to challenge both our notions of ethnic purity and the self-righteousness and prejudice associated with them. We are more than "The Sum of the Some of Us."



School of Visual Arts New York, NY M.P.S., Digital Photography, 2017
Stony Brook University New York, NY B.A., Psychology and Sociology, 1998
Pace University New York, NY Advance Certificate in Digital Graphic Design & Web Design 2013
Rutgers University-New Brunswick, NJ Advance Certificate, User Experience Design 2011



2023 – Saint-Paul de Mausole, Saint-Remy de Provence France, Living Heritage
2023 – Ladislav Sutnar Gallery, Pilsen, CZ, Boundaries: Travel
2019 – Ladislav Sutnar Gallery, Pilsen, CZ, Integrated Photography
2018 – Saint-Paul de Mausole, Saint-Remy de Provence France, The Art of Sharing
2018 – SVA Theater, New York, NY
2017 – South x Southeast Photogallery, Molena Georgia, Portraits
2017 – SVA Gramercy Gallery, New York, NY, Detours



2016 – Present Digital Photography Instructor at Pace University
2017 – Present Adjunct Professor School of Visual Arts



2023 – Brooklyn Mctavish, Shades of U.S. Identity Through a DNA Lens: CUNY TV. March 15,
2021 – Who AM I? Identity in the Age of Consumer DNA Testing, Anita Kathy Foeman and
Bessie Lee Lawton: Cognella Academic Publishing 
2021 – Brooklyn Mctavish, Identity in the Age of Ancestral DNA: The Great Courses
2019 – Brooklyn Mctavish, Shades of U.S. Community Connections: CUNY TV. Nov 21,

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