Capturing the Faces and Voices of Manhattan's Neighborhood Store


Jefferson Market Library

Experience activism and community through the lens of amateur photographers, as they display their work from two free 2018 workshops with acclaimed photographers and award-winning authors James and Karla Murray Photography.

In two sessions at the Neighborhood Preservation Center, the famed duo taught participants how to use photography and oral history to raise public awareness, build community, and encourage advocacy. Participants learned to create their own powerful photographs of neighborhood storefronts and connected 

The workshops will culminate in an exhibition of each participant's work at The Little Underground Gallery in the Jefferson Market Library from August 1 - October 1, 2018. The opening reception is Friday, August 3 from 5 - 7pm and is free and open to the public. 

Capturing the Faces and Voices of Manhattan's Neighborhood Storefronts is made possible in part with public funds from Creative Engagement, supported by the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council and the New York State Council on the Arts with support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and administered by the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council. Done in partnership with the Neighborhood Preservation Center. 

Additional support provided by the Little Underground Gallery at the Jefferson Market Library and the following sponsors: C.O. BigelowEisenberg's Sandwich ShopEast Village Community CoalitionKaufman's Army & NavyThe Village AllianceGreenwich Village Society For Historic PreservationLandmark WestLet There Be NeonFriends of the Upper East Side Historic Districts and Columbus Avenue.