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
Cassondra Bazelow Cassondra Bazelow
Yoni Benshlomo Yoni Benshlomo
Nakeesha Van Wyk
Maria Liu Wong
Pixie Yates 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.