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Exhibitions Tagged #Americas

Black Baby Jesus was born in February

Brooklyn Bridge Park – Pier 1
 archive : 2022

Presented by Photoville

A visual story about why the Afro-Colombian community of Quinamayó celebrates Christmas in February, expressing resistance through culture since their ancestors were enslaved people.

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Días Eternos: A Portrait of the Life of Female Prisoners in Venezuela

Brooklyn Bridge Park – Empire Fulton Ferry Lawn
 archive : 2020

In Venezuela, women in prison wait for years–under cramped and deplorable conditions–before moving on to trial to be judged. Will the women be able to return to society upon release? What do their conditions tell us about the state of Venezuelan society?

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You workin’

Brooklyn Bridge Park – Emily Warren Roebling Plaza
 archive : 2019

“You workin’” draws on personal and collective experience to question the current American administration and asks us to consider whether the world’s greatest superpower is failing.

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The McFarthest Place

Brooklyn Bridge Park – Emily Warren Roebling Plaza
 archive : 2018

“The McFarthest Place” documents the social, economic, and political mindset of the disappearing rural Midwest through one county in South Dakota.

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Federal Project 2

Brooklyn Bridge Park – Emily Warren Roebling Plaza
 archive : 2018

Over the course of 2018, and into 2019, Topic Studios has commissioned 50 artists from across the United States to explore and showcase the diversity of contemporary life in America. Federal Project No. 2 will consist of artistic pairings, where we ask world-class photographers, visual artists, musicians, etcetera, to pick a work from the vast WPA archives that speaks to them, and then make new work in response to it.

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Focal Points: 2017 Catchlight Fellows

Brooklyn Bridge Park – Emily Warren Roebling Plaza
 archive : 2018

CatchLight’s inaugural “Focal Points” exhibition features work from the 2017 CatchLight fellows, Tomas Van Houtryve, Sarah Blesener, and Brian L. Frank who were each paired with a media partner — the Pulitzer Center for Crisis Reporting, The Center for Investigative Reporting, and the Marshall Project, respectively.

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Lost Rolls America

Brooklyn Bridge Park – Emily Warren Roebling Plaza
 archive : 2017

“Lost Rolls America” is a new and unique kind of Americana archive. In the age of image saturation, this archive slows the pace of our instantaneous digital world and commemorates the role that analog photos have played in all of our lives.

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Breaking Point

Brooklyn Bridge Park – Emily Warren Roebling Plaza
 archive : 2016

On November 4, 2008, a nation divided for centuries came together to make history by electing America’s first black president. This achievement has proven to be more symbolic than substantive.

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If This is True… 8,000 Miles on a Motorcycle in the USA

Brooklyn Bridge Park – Emily Warren Roebling Plaza
 archive : 2016

“I do not want to go back – no launch parties or openings anymore. Wearing the same pair of jeans every day, feeling the sun on my skin and deciding whether I will stay or go on the day itself. I also love that everything I own here fits into two saddle bags and a backpack.”

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It Takes Us: Stories of gun violence from across America

Brooklyn Bridge Park – Emily Warren Roebling Plaza
 archive : 2016

Over the past few years, I’ve been traveling the country to tell a diverse story about the impact of gun violence on injured survivors, victims’ family members, and witnesses to these horrific acts. I seek to show how gun violence doesn’t fit neatly into the “good guys vs. bad guys” narrative of the media and the NRA. Rather it is far more nuanced — made up overwhelmingly of incidents of suicide, domestic violence, children gaining access to unsecured guns, mass shootings and so much more.

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America, Point Blank.

Brooklyn Bridge Park – Emily Warren Roebling Plaza
 archive : 2016

The summer of 2016 has created a turning point in the conversation about guns in America. Discussions about responsible gun ownership have devolved into political rhetoric. From Donald Trump’s implications about “Second Amendment people” to “I just don’t want you to be shot by someone who shouldn’t have a gun in the first place,” the violence has dramatically escalated. Civilians and police alike have become victims as bystanders, as targets. The questions remain: How did we get here? How do Americans stop the bloodbath?

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Upstate Girls: Unraveling Collar City

Brooklyn Bridge Park – Emily Warren Roebling Plaza
 archive : 2015

The Upstate Girls: Unraveling Collar City History Project honors the idea that telling ones own story in a deeply personal way can be the strongest political action an individual can take.

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The Geography of Poverty

Brooklyn Bridge Park – Emily Warren Roebling Plaza
 archive : 2015

The most vulnerable Americans are being crushed by the grip of poverty, from the deserts of the Southwest through the black belt in the South, to the post-industrial, rusting factory towns that dot the Midwest and Northeast.

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Omaha

Brooklyn Bridge Park – Emily Warren Roebling Plaza
 archive : 2015

Omaha seemed to me to be a “Tale of Two Cities” divided by economics and culture – the city is said to have the wealthiest and the poorest people per capita in the United States. I wanted to make portraits of the folks who lived there.

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Red Ball of a Sun Slipping Down

Brooklyn Bridge Park – Emily Warren Roebling Plaza
 archive : 2015

Red Ball of a Sun Slipping Down speaks of life in the Arkansas Delta forty years go and today. Black-and-white photographs made long years ago are interwoven with recent color photographs and, in turn, with a short story.

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Disco Night Sept 11

Brooklyn Bridge Park – Pier 5 Uplands
 archive : 2013

TIME LightBox presents work from Peter van Agtmael’s forthcoming book “Disco Night Sept 11” (Red Hook Editions). The project includes photographs shot on assignment for TIME, as well as his latest video produced by TIME’s Red Border Films.

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501 Photographs

Brooklyn Bridge Park – Pier 5 Uplands
 archive : 2013

“I’ve been taking photographs since I was in high school. I’ve got a terrible memory and a tendency towards voyeurism. I was also born with a mild binocular vision disorder which means that essentially I have no depth perception and see the world mostly flat, like a photograph. But that’s not really important.”

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Fractured: The Shale Play

Brooklyn Bridge Park – Pier 5 Uplands
 archive : 2013

The rush to drill down and explode the ground in pursuit of energy is transforming the natural landscape in rural America. Photographing this kind of industrial activity presents a paradox.

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Between Destinations

Brooklyn Bridge Park – Pier 3
 archive : 2012

In “Between Destinations,” presented by United Photo Industries, American photographer Candace Gaudiani has created a series of images taken through and framed by train windows across the United States.

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Events and Sessions Tagged #Americas

Sep 192020

Behind the Reporting: Pablo Albarenga and Ana Maria Arévalo

Pulitzer Center grantees Pablo Albarenga and Ana Maria Arévalo Gosen, in conversation with Marina Walker Guevara, discuss their approaches to photographing marginalized communities.

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Sep 252016

Aftermath: What the Legacy of Inequality Looks Like

The Economic Hardship Reporting Project presents a discussion with four of our video grantees about the process of making visual works that address important American aftermath issues, including: the Great Migration of African Americans from the South to the North; urban neglect; and the cultural conflict over abortion sparked by Roe v. Wade.

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Sep 202015

The American Dream: Documenting Economic Inequality in America

This panel gathers veteran photographers who have made it their life’s work to document stories of poverty and inequality with empathy, depth and curiosity. Motivated by their personal experiences in economically depressed areas, they explore and illustrate what economic inequality looks like in the U.S.

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