First Solo Art Show for High School Senior

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Zachary Olewnicki, a senior at East Rockaway Junior-Senior High School, exhibited his first solo art show, “A Message to You,” on March 22 at Cooked To Perfection in East Rockaway. 

“A Message To You” explored female standards in current society. Zachary’s photos displayed the strength it takes for a woman to overcome the hardships of rape and the process of being able to mentally move forward with life. While explaining the story of a survivor, his photos branch off into other current-day societal issues, such as body shaming, slut shaming, mental illness, loneliness and being heartbroken.

Photographer’s Forum magazine also recently published one of Zachary’s photos in their “Best of College & High School Photography.” His extraordinary talent secured him a spot at the Fashion Institute of Technology in the fall. Congratulations, Zachary!