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Exhibitions Tagged #Neighborhoods

Down By The Water

Old Fulton Street and Prospect Street
 on show

Presented by The Ravestijn Gallery, Photoville and NYC Parks, with additional support from the Consulate General of the Netherlands in New York

The longer I do not travel, the more I turn to the place where I live. I see how my environment takes care of me — how the baker and the greengrocer bring groceries to my doorstep every Saturday morning — how all kinds of people call this their town, their neighborhood, their home.

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Senior Saviors

Grand Street Settlement Best
 on show

Presented by The Lower Eastside Girls Club and Photoville, in partnership with PhotoWings

Recipient of the 2022 Photoville & PhotoWings Educator Exhibition Grant

Senior Saviors showcases portraits that celebrate the spirit and legacy of our elders who are giving back to the Lower East Side community.

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The Brooklyn Connection

Lefferts House, Prospect Park
 on show

Presented by Photoville, Prospect Park Alliance and NYC Parks

Sponsored by MPB

All formulated by their connection to Brooklyn, each artist’s work is a beautiful well-mixed mosaic.

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Kensington Cares এলাকার যত্নে কেন্সিংটন / Kensington Se Cuida

Avenue C Plaza
 archive : 2021

When COVID-19 hit Kensington, people took care of one another. The Kensington Cares exhibit celebrates this collective movement on the Avenue C Plaza—a place of resilience and creativity.

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Simple Moments Of An Emerging Presence

South Beach Promenade
 archive : 2021

The Alice Austen House presents New York City-based Mexican-American photographer Irma Bohórquez-Geisler’s series documenting the daily life within the local Mexican-American and Mexican-immigrant communities from within New York City—with a focus on Staten Island.

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Stoop Stories: City Kids

Brooklyn Bridge Park – Pier 3
 archive : 2021

Stoop Stories™ is a documentary storytelling platform designed to connect, support, and celebrate our New York City neighbors— especially those hardest hit by the pandemic and systemic inequities.

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Taxi Journey Through My Windows 1977-1987

First Street Green Cultural Park
 archive : 2021

TAXI: Journey Through My Windows 1977–1987 is a portrait of the gritty chaos and community of New York in the 1970s. The book is composed of photographs captured from the driver’s seat of documentary photographer (and cab driver) Joseph Rodriguez’s taxi—including scenes of night workers getting off their shifts, children jumping through the spray of open fire hydrants in the summer, and S&M partiers leaving clubs, zipped in leather, in the early hours of the morning.

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Community Heroes: Bedford-Stuyvesant And Crown Heights

St. Andrews Playground
 archive : 2021

Community Heroes is a community organizing and public art project celebrating the everyday heroes of our neighborhoods.

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Community Heroes: Fort Greene

Fort Greene Park
 archive : 2021

Local artists, youth, and community members come together to celebrate those dedicated to strengthening and supporting Fort Greene, focusing on long-term historic residents. This is an ongoing annual collaboration with the Fort Greene Park Conservancy and Friends of Commodore Barry Park.

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ICP at THE POINT: Picturing Sorrow and Joy

Baretto Point Park
 archive : 2021

This exhibition celebrates local voices picturing the sorrows and joys of daily life as we heal and transform in community with one another.

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Faces Of Harlem

Harlem Historic Parks
 archive : 2021

Faces of Harlem is a photography exhibition celebrating the legacy of the Harlem Renaissance with 100 Harlem portraits.

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Life-Line

The Clemente (LES)
 archive : 2021

Life-line is a series of 26 augmented full-bodied portraits with audible voices of multigenerational members, reflecting the diversity of the Lower East Side community that memorializes people waiting in line.

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These Years

Brooklyn Bridge Park – Pier 3
 archive : 2021
An exhibition of works by SVACE’s transcultural and transgenerational community that address the global events of the last five years, in celebration of the fifth anniversary of our annual Art & Activism events series.
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Paradise Lost & Found: Bushwick

IS 291 Schoolyard
 archive : 2021

Paradise Lost & Found: Bushwick is a snapshot of this section of Brooklyn during the tumultuous 1980s and early 1990s. Carrying a point-and-shoot camera to her job as an art teacher at IS 291 – Roland Hayes, Meryl Meisler’s images—kept secret for decades—are a personal memoir. Upon her retirement from teaching, she began releasing them into the world.

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Prospect Park: My Oasis In Brooklyn

Lefferts House, Prospect Park
 archive : 2021

Across 41 years of photographing in Prospect Park, Jamel Shabazz has captured reunion picnics, musicians, races, dog walks, and so much more in the beloved park he calls his “Oasis in Brooklyn.”

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On My Block

Van Cortland Park
 archive : 2021

On My Block is a love letter to New York City from a native New Yorker. The project utilizes portraits and cityscapes to give the viewer a unique perspective of the city.

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Queens Is Family

Culture Lab LIC
 archive : 2021

This exhibition brings together a broad range of photographers from different neighborhoods, backgrounds and life experiences. It asks: what does family look like to you? How do we express and explore the deepest and most dependable relationships in our lives? How important are they to our own identity, and how do they define us?

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Brooklyn Bridge Park at 10: Transforming the Waterfront

Brooklyn Bridge Park – Piers 1,2,3,5 & 6
 archive : 2020

Brooklyn Bridge Park at 10 offers snapshots of the design, construction, and creation of this vibrant 85-acre ecological landscape–one of the largest and most significant public projects to be built in New York City in a generation.

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Can We Talk?

Martin Luther King Jr. Community Park
 archive : 2020

Capturing the perspectives and experiences of inner-city, east coast, and Latinx-American lives and their rituals, Can We Talk? reflects on the romance and hyperbole embedded in everyday symbols.

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Encounters

South Beach Promenade
 archive : 2020

A personal approach to street photography by Staten Island-based artist Olga Ginzburg.

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Home Away From Home

South Beach Promenade
 archive : 2020

The Alice Austen House fosters creative expression, explores personal identity, and educates and inspires the public through the interpretation of the photographs, life, and historic home of pioneering American photographer, Alice Austen (1866-1952).

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La Vida en Loisaida (Life on the Lower East Side)

Jobs Plus
 archive : 2020

Taken between 2009 and 2020, La Vida en Loisaida (Life on the Lower East Side) amplifies the pride of longtime LES residents, in the wake of the neighborhood’s rapid and difficult changes.

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Segregation by Design

Brooklyn Bridge Park – Emily Warren Roebling Plaza
 archive : 2019

Segregation and the City is a photojournalism project that examines the lasting impacts of redlining and segregation across different zip codes in NYC, and lifts up the work of those working to end it.

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Spanish Harlem: El Barrio in the ’80s

Brooklyn Bridge Park – Emily Warren Roebling Plaza
 archive : 2019

Shot in the mid-to-late 80s, Joseph Rodríguez’s photographs bring us into the core of Spanish Harlem, capturing the spirit of a people that survive despite the ravages of poverty, and more recently, the threat of gentrification and displacement.

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Absent Monuments: Brooklyn Waterfront

Brooklyn Bridge Park – Emily Warren Roebling Plaza
 archive : 2019

As part of an ongoing series, artist Rose DeSiano has been erecting obelisks throughout New York City. By marking the landscape, she has been sharing histories and honoring many great people

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Bronx Activists

Brooklyn Bridge Park – Emily Warren Roebling Plaza
 archive : 2019

The BDC’s Bronx Junior Photo League (BJPL) spent the 2017-2018 school year interviewing and photographing Bronx activists from the ’70s and today, who originally started, and continue to be community leaders on issues such as: public housing conditions, gun violence, public safety and more.

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What Remains

Brooklyn Bridge Park – Emily Warren Roebling Plaza
 archive : 2019

Facing Change: Documenting America’s interactive exhibit of Detroit life reveals the Motor City’s culture and community, as seen through local lenses.

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Past Tense: DUMBO Before Instagram

Brooklyn Bridge Park – Emily Warren Roebling Plaza
 archive : 2019

Through rarely published photographs from The New York Times’s archive, viewers can travel back in time to experience the streets and buildings of Photoville’s neighborhood, before becoming the DUMBO we see and experience today.

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Pilsen

Brooklyn Bridge Park – Emily Warren Roebling Plaza
 archive : 2018

In the late ‘80s and early ‘90s, the Chicago neighborhood of Pilsen saw its cultural peak as a mecca for Mexican-American immigrants in the Midwest. The 2.76-square-mile community has seen rapid development, study shows.

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In These Clasped Hands

Brooklyn Bridge Park – Emily Warren Roebling Plaza
 archive : 2018

“In These Clasped Hands” started as a series of portraits of my family members in South Carolina. However, after the Mother Emanuel AME Church massacre, the effects of loss could be felt throughout the state.

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North Shore

Brooklyn Bridge Park – Emily Warren Roebling Plaza
 archive : 2018

It is a part of New York City that is seldom seen, but the North Shore of Staten Island is a microcosm of contemporary life in the United States. In this age of isolationism, it is also a borderland – a place where the culture wars of our decade play out in the everyday lives of residents.

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Welcome to My Neighborhood

Brooklyn Bridge Park – Emily Warren Roebling Plaza
 archive : 2017

NYC Ferry launched on May 1st, 2017, with the goal of bringing much needed transportation options to neighborhoods traditionally underserved by public transit. We want to showcase these neighborhoods from the unique perspectives of the youth who live and spend time there. Each of our 2017 routes—Rockaway, East River, South Brooklyn and Astoria—are represented here by youth photographers who welcome you to their neighborhood.

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Facing Change: Documenting DETROIT

Brooklyn Bridge Park – Emily Warren Roebling Plaza
 archive : 2017

“Facing Change: Documenting Detroit” is a community photojournalism initiative creating a documentary record of Detroit by Detroit-area photographers.

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Living in the City: An Inside Look at Four Decades of Changing Housing in New York City

Brooklyn Bridge Park – Emily Warren Roebling Plaza
 archive : 2017

New York City is constantly changing. Cycles of growth, decay, and renewal have altered the bricks and mortar of its physical environment and the humans who live here. “Living in the City” vividly illustrates how the housing landscape in New York City changed during the four decades from 1961 to 2001.

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Community Heroes, NYC

Brooklyn Bridge Park – Emily Warren Roebling Plaza
 archive : 2016

The goal of this project is to celebrate the everyday heroes of New York City, neighborhood by neighborhood. These residents have taken it upon themselves to organize for good in their neighborhoods.

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Faces of the Ferry: A Retrospective

Brooklyn Bridge Park – Emily Warren Roebling Plaza
 archive : 2016

This year, as the “original” East River Ferry comes to an end, we chose to focus on the people who made it happen. From office workers to ticket agents, captains to deckhands, mechanics to operations specialists and also our very first community partners, we celebrate them for their success and thank them for their support and service.

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Flint is a Place

Brooklyn Bridge Park – Emily Warren Roebling Plaza
 archive : 2016

Flint is a Place is a cross-platform, episodic documentary series that seeks to document a specific moment within this American city in an intimate, character-driven way.

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Jerome Avenue Workers Project

Brooklyn Bridge Park – Emily Warren Roebling Plaza
 archive : 2016

This exhibition documents and celebrates the workers and trades people of Jerome Avenue, one of New York City’s few remaining working class neighborhoods where many still make a living by working in small shops and factories or by repairing auto-mobiles.

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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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Stags, Hens & Bunnies, A Blackpool Story

Brooklyn Bridge Park – Emily Warren Roebling Plaza
 archive : 2015

Blackpool,  a Northern English town once the granddaddy of the seaside resorts. It has now an unenviable reputation for its stag and hen parties.

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Living with Mies

Brooklyn Bridge Park – Pier 5 Uplands
 archive : 2014

Living with Mies is a series of portraits of residents in their living rooms in the Lafayette Park neighborhood of downtown Detroit, home to the largest collection of Mies van der Rohe-designed buildings in the world.

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Red Hook: A Journey Through Our Lens

Brooklyn Bridge Park – Pier 5 Uplands
 archive : 2014

This spring, 15 young people from neighborhoods across Brooklyn were able to participate in a digital photography internship that taught a documentary style of photography focused on issues related to their neighborhoods and self-exploration. The goals of this program were to empower participants, develop their personal voice as artists, and teach them to harness the power of visual storytelling.

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Ocean Beach

Brooklyn Bridge Park – Pier 5 Uplands
 archive : 2013

As a photographer Douglas is interested in the cottages still showing signs of a bygone era when wood paneling, vibrant colors, and kitsch decorations were the order of the day. He always felt it was a race against time to visually preserve the cottages. That was based on the rapid pace of cottages being renovated and modernized to attract more potential vacationers on the competitive rental market.

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How Sandy Hit Rockaway

Brooklyn Bridge Park – Pier 5 Uplands
 archive : 2013

Almost a year after Hurricane Sandy hit the coastal areas of New York and New Jersey, the road to recovery is still long and hard. With so many images in the mass media depicting landscapes of devastation and disaster immediately after Hurricane Sandy, How Sandy Hit Rockaway focuses on the people affected by the disaster and the unique obstacles to recovery facing each individual.

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Small Town Inertia

Brooklyn Bridge Park – Pier 5 Uplands
 archive : 2013

“Small Town Inertia” explores the intimate and untold stories of marginalised individuals in the small rural community in which photographer J A Mortram lives, in East Anglia, UK.

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West 13th Street Manhattan: A City’s Heartbeat

Brooklyn Bridge Park – Pier 5 Uplands
 archive : 2013

In Koek’s City’s Heartbeat you are forced to move your eyes, to be a film projector of his untruthful moment in time. Like in a 19th century panorama painting experiencing, an event in motion. Creating the illusion of a fluid passage of a stretch of time. Embracing happenings in the past, the present and the future’s promise. Seemingly without a beginning and an end.

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East River Ferry Images

Brooklyn Bridge Park – Pier 3
 archive : 2012

The East River Ferry is presenting a community-sourced exhibition of photos taken from East River Ferry vessels or of East River ferry vessels.

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Events and Sessions Tagged #Neighborhoods

Jun 252022

Photoville at the Alice Austen House

Join the Staten Island Photoville photographers for a pannel discussion and exhibition walkthrough!

Featuring: David Lê, Gabrielle Bass, Thomas Giarraffa, Christine Kenworthy, Samuel Patel, Gillian Ricci, Jahtiek Long, and Jess Gianna.

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Jun 42022

Envisioning DUMBO Photography Workshop

Join ICP for a hands-on imagemaking activity for all ages! Participants will learn basic photographic techniques and use whatever imagemaking device they have to celebrate the people, places, and things that make DUMBO come to life!

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Oct 232021

Walking Tour Of Taxi: Journey Through My Windows 1977-1987, With Joseph Rodriguez

Grab your morning coffee and come join legendary photographer Joseph Rodriguez as he shares his memories and stories behind the images in his exhibition and book “Taxi: Journey Through My Windows 1977-1987,” a collection of snapshots that are on display along the fence of First Street Green Cultural Park on Houston Street.

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Oct 172021

ICP Local Business Scavenger Hunt With Destiny Mata

Join photographer, community activist, and Lower East Side–native Destiny Mata for an image making walking tour of LES’s Alphabet City! As the popular saying goes, “The best camera in the world is the one that’s with you.” In this hands-on workshop participants learn how to elevate their photos from casual snapshots to frame-worthy personal images using the image making device most accessible to them.

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Sep 182021

Stoop Stories: City Kids

City Kids show and tell their Stoop Stories™!

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Sep 142019

Spanish Harlem

Joe Rodriguez and David Gonzalez will be discussing his groundbreaking National Geographic cover on Spanish Harlem in the 1980s, looking back on a vital New York City community that is undergoing increasing gentrification.

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Sep 142018

Postcards from Brownsville: Photographing Community

Students will present their collaborative project, “Postcards from Brownsville” and discuss how their photographs can impact insider and outside perceptions of their community.

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Sep 212013

Artist Talk: Wayne Lawrence

INSTITUTE artist Wayne Lawrence will be in conversation with independent curator Elisabeth Biondi, discussing Lawrence’s new book, ‘Orchard Beach: The Bronx Riviera’.

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