Thursday, July 6, 2017

Capturing the Lower East Side’s Storefronts Oral History & Photo Exhibition

August 14- September 18, 2017

Theater for the New City Gallery
155 First Avenue at 10th Street NYC 10003
Call (212)-254-1109

Opening reception Monday, August 14 6-9 pm
Wine & Light Bites Provided

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 Karla and James 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.

Curated by James T. & Karla L. Murray

Participating Photographers:
Shannon Anderson
Cassondra Bazelow
Yoni Benshlomo
Alyssa Bishop
Stacy Bisignano
Georgina Castanon
Pat DeMarco
Geoff Fellows
Leah Frances
Damian Kolody
Janet Li
Salvatore Napoli
Jackie Neale
Jennifer Parra
Jarrett Robertson
Heather Rogan
Tessa Rushton
Erika Sequira
Lindsay Smilow
Asya Stepnova
Michael Theodore
Mike Ursone
Nakeesha Van Wyk
Chinh Vo
Avra Wacks
Lisa Wong
Maria Liu Wong
Monica Wong
Molly Woodward
Pixie Yates

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.

Done in partnership with the Neighborhood Preservation Center.

Additional support provided by Theater For The New City.

New York State Council on the Arts
The Municipal Art Society of New York
Veselka :: Beceлкa
The Village Alliance
East Village Community Coalition
Greenwich Village Society for Historic Preservation
Amalgamated Bank
Fourth Arts Block FABNYC
East Village Independent Merchants Association
Gingko Press

Refreshments provided by:
Jimmy's No. 43
Westside Market NYC

Exhibition Photographs Generously Printed by Unique Visuals

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