With A Girl and Her Room award-winning photographer Rania Matar captures teenage girls in their most personal spaces — their bedrooms. Photographing girls from both the United States and Lebanon, these intimate portraits offer an insiders’ peek into the girls’ values, desires, and fears, and speak more broadly to the universality of the adolescent experience. The accompanying monograph, with essays by Susan Minot and Anne Tucker, is a beautiful book of photography that questions what it means…See More
Ken Light has embarked on a photographic exploration of a region known for its agricultural plenty—and the marginalization of its people. In Valley of Shadows and Dreams he digs deep into the harsh truths of farm workers’ daily experience in California’s Central Valley, revealing a deep sense of anger and betrayal toward the destructive legacies of politics, bureaucracy, and control.Light shows us once-viable farmland transformed into neighborhoods full of empty tract homes that no workers can…See More
November 3, 2011 at 6pm to January 13, 2012 at 6pm
"Grace Before Dying" tells the emotional story of an extraordinary breakthrough in humanity that has helped to transform one of the most dangerous maximum security prisons in the United States, the Louisiana State Penitentiary at Angola, into one of the least violent. By allowing volunteer inmates to comfort fellow inmates who are elderly or terminally ill, a new hospice program helps convicts assert and affirm their humanity in an environment designed to isolate and punish. Award-winning…See More
Slideshow presentation, Q&A, and book signing with author/photographerMarc McAndrewsScattered around the state of Nevada in little, unassuming desert towns, prostitution is thriving. Marc McAndrews’s extraordinary work, Nevada Rose, gives readers a peek into this legal, albeit secretive, world of fantasy and theater. The end result of a five-year project, the book takes us on a photographic tour of Nevada’s thirty-three “ranches,” and includes an essay by feminist anthropologist Patty Kelly…See More
NEVADA ROSE: OPENING RECEPTION + BOOK LAUNCH:Thursday, May 12, 6-8 P.M. Umbrage Gallery, 111 Front Street, Suite 208, Brooklyn, NY 11201FREE!+OFFICIAL BOOK LAUNCH AFTER-PARTY:(Brought to you by Humble Arts Foundation in collaboration with Umbrage Editions)Featuring performances by Amber Martin, Julia Haltigan, and guest appearences by Mika Tan, Bunny Love, and Dennis Hof Thursday, May 12, 8 P.M.-2 A.M.Bubby's Brooklyn, 1 Main Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201Tickets $25 pre-sale / $35 at the door /…See More
Using ceremonies rooted in tradition, truth-telling bonfires, and traditional cleansing, Fambul Tok (“Family Talk” in Krio) originated in Sierra Leone as a unique community-owned program bringing together perpetrators and victims of the violence in Sierra Leone’s eleven-year civil war to talk, heal, and chart a new path forward, together. This book takes us by the hand as we experience this extraordinary journey of reconciliation, one that offers new insights and an original model for…See More
In beautiful portraits of dignity and joy, photographer Wyatt Gallery shows us the reality of Haitian living nearly a year after what is arguably the worst natural disaster in modern history, the devastating January 12, 2010 earthquake. An exhibition of Wyatt Gallery's photography will display at the Umbrage Gallery in DUMBO from January 6 through March 31 2011, with an opening reception on January 6 from 6 - 8 PM.Of the 1.5 million Haitians who lost their homes in the 7.9 magnitude earthquake,…See More
William Meyers of The Wall Street Journal recently reviewed Umbrage's exhibit of "Tunnel People" by Teun Voeten in his article, "Hindsight and Tunnel Vision." For the full article, see the link below.http://ning.it/fHDk09See More
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The Tower of the Empire State Building bisects the Arch in Brooklyn’s Grand Army Plaza.
Landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted and architect Calvert Vaux created the framework for this continuing work-in-progress as the Civil War ended, 25 years before the Arch, 65 years before the Tower, 105 years before the Mirador, and 145 years before I stumbled across it.
In starting the “Grand Army Plaza” group here at Brooklyn Arts Project, I hope to share ideas on how to raise public awareness to protect and promote this View as an “historic visual corridor.” Building Six of Atlantic Yards threatens to eclipse the view.
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