Phillip and Edith Leonian Foundation
The Phillip and Edith Leonian Foundation helps fund important endeavors promoting photographic education and documentary photography across the United States. Its goal is to raise awareness of and appreciation for the field of photography as well as the photographers themselves. The Foundation has helped to fund projects and programs at dozens of nonprofit institutions over the years and takes pride in its hands-on approach and the relationships it has fostered.
Project 562: Changing The Way We See Native America
Presented by Photoville and Time Square Arts, with additional support from the Phillip and Edith Leonian Foundation
Created by Matika Wilbur, Project 562 is a multi-year national photography project dedicated to photographing over 562 federally-recognized tribes in what is currently called the United States, resulting in an unprecedented repository of imagery and oral histories which accurately portrays contemporary Native Americans.
Puddles in my Head : (Our Emotions)
Brooklyn Bridge Park – Emily Warren Roebling Plaza
Presented by Photoville, with additional support from the Phillip and Edith Leonian Foundation
Puddles in my Head is about community, love, family, friends, pain, confusion, anger, joy, struggle, redemption, and how it all intertwines within the disabled community. It’s about our emotions.
Mystery Of The Disguised
Brooklyn Bridge Park – The Beach
Mystery Of the Disguised is a visual exploration of the construction of an imaginary with the oral story of a town in Veracruz called Coyolillo, an Afro-Mexican community in the south of Mexico—reframing their history to one of freedom.
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.