Experience activism and community through the lens of photographers, as they display their work from two free 2017 workshops with acclaimed photographers and award-winning authors JamesandKarla Murray. In two sessions at the Neighborhood Preservation Center, the famed duo taught participants how to use photography and oral history to raise public awareness, build community, and encourage advocacy. Participants learned to create their own powerful photographs of neighborhood storefronts and connected with proprietors through interviews.
Exhibition will be on display from August 14 — September 18.
«Capturing the Faces and Voices of the Lower East Side's Disappearing Mom-and-Pop Storefronts» is made possible in part with public funds from Creative Engagement, supported by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York Legislature and administered by the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council. Done in partnership with the Neighborhood Preservation Center.
Additional support provided by Theater for the New City and the following sponsors: The Municipal Art Society of New York, Veselka :: Beceлкa, The Village Alliance, East Village Community Coalition, Greenwich Village Society For Historic Preservation, Amalgamated Bank, Townsquared, Fourth Arts Block, East Village Independent Merchants Association (EVIMA), and Gingko Press.
Opening Reception Refreshments provided by Jimmy's No. 43, Veniero's, and Westside Market NYC. Exhibition Photographs generously printed by Unique Copy Center and Unique Visuals NY