Exhibition: Brooklyn Photographs
This exhibition of eleven predominantly Brooklyn-based photographers will be structured in the form of chapters, highlighting varied themes that illuminate the extraordinary cultural and social diversity that is a hallmark of life in the borough. Among the themes to be presented are Halloween in South Brooklyn in the 1970s by Larry Racioppo, roller disco culture in Crown Heights in the 1980s by Patrick Pagnano, one Williamsburg block prior to gentrification by George Malave from the same era, the West Indian Carnival by Max Kozloff over the last two decades, and life on the corner of Fulton and Flatbush by Yolanda Andrade. Including photographers from the 1960s to the present day, the exhibition will demonstrate the vital role that photography has had in preserving aspects of Brooklyn’s now-lost cultural traditions, as well as in charting one constant quality – that of change.
Photo: Sergio Purtell