Capturing the Lower East Side Storefronts, Oral History & Photo Exhibition

 

 

August 14th to September 18, 2017

The exhibit, Capturing the Faces and Voices of the Lower East Side’s Disappearing Mom-and-Pop Storefronts will open on August 14, exploring their cultural significance, and the impact to the community when the Mom-and-Pop stores are forced to close. Two workshops were held earlier in the year, with acclaimed photographers and award-winning authors, Karla and James Murray, focusing on how photography and oral history can be used as tools to bring public awareness, and advocacy to this hot urban topic. During these workshops, participants created their own photographs of neighborhood storefronts, as well as a record of oral histories with the corresponding shop owners. ¬†An exhibit of the end result of these workshops will take place at the Theater for the New City Art Gallery, with an Opening Reception on August 14th from 6-9pm.

The exhibit, Capturing the Faces and Voices of the Lower East Side’s Disappearing Mom-and-Pop Storefronts will be on view from August 14 to September 18, 2017, at the Theater for the New City Gallery, 155 First Avenue, at 10th Street. This event is free and open to the public.

 

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