Friday, April 7, 2017

Please note that the first set of workshops dates of April 24th/May 22nd are now at full capacity with 35 participants but the second set of dates May 1/June 5th are still available.

Chokshi Grocery & Discount Center in the East Village is one of many small #storefront we will be highlighting in our upcoming free workshops in collaboration with the Neighborhood Preservation Center in the East Village: CAPTURING THE FACES AND VOICES OF THE LOWER EAST SIDE’S DISAPPEARING MOM-AND-POP STOREFRONTS.

Session #1a: Monday, April 24 or #1b: May 1, 2017
Session #2a: Monday, May 22 or #2b.Monday, June 5, 2017

6:30 PM

- FREE - Registration Required via

Please note that when you register for either date of the first workshop, you will automatically be registered for the corresponding second workshop spaced about 1 month apart.  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 NPC 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.

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.

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