CAPTURING THE FACES AND VOICES OF THE LOWER EAST SIDE’S DISAPPEARING MOM-AND-POP STOREFRONTS
Session #1: Monday, April 24 or May 1, 2017
Session #2: Monday, May 22 or Monday, June 5, 2017
FREE - Registration Required via Eventbrite.com
Capturing the Faces and Voices of the Lower East Side's Disappearing Mom-and-Pop Storefronts is a photography and oral history workshop of the cultural significance of mom-and-pop stores and the impact they have on the pulse, life, and texture of their communities. There will be two free workshops (consisting of two sessions each) held at the Neighborhood Preservation Center in the East Village culminating in an exhibition of each participant’s work at the Theater for the New City Art Gallery from August 14 – September 18, 2017.
The workshops teach how photography and oral history can be tools for public awareness and advocacy. Participants will learn to create their own powerful photographs of neighborhood storefronts as well as record oral histories with shop owners, which communicate artistically and are insightful and moving. Taught by acclaimed photographers and best-selling authors Karla and James Murray. Space is limited to 35 participants per workshop (70 participants total).
Advance registration is required. REGISTER: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/capturing-faces-voices-of-the-les-mom-and-pop-storefronts-tickets-32605374553
Workshops will take place at:
Neighborhood Preservation Center 232 East 11th Street New York, NY 10003
6:30- 8:30 PM
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 Lower Manhattan Cultural Council. LMCC.net Additional support is provided by the Neighborhood Preservation Center and the Theater for the New City.