I’m proud to announce that a group of my images have been included in the show, Selections from the Red Hook Archives at the Kentler Gallery.
For more than 4 years I spent a good deal of time photographing the Red Hook area of Brooklyn. Gradually I made friends with many of the residents and began to enter their world. It hit me hard when the neighborhood was devastated by Hurricane Sandy. Many of the people I know were seriously affected. Even 5 months later the smell of damp plaster and water-logged wood permeates its main venue, Van Brunt Street, and the surrounding streets. The artists’ studios near the piers are shut tight.
But Red Hookers are survivors. They are cleaning and rebuilding and doing their best to put things right. Restaurants are reopening, and there is a surge of new life. If you are in the area, please stop by the Kentler. The show will be up until March 31. The gallery is open Thursday through Sunday, 12-5 pm.
Please note that 15% of my profit from the sale of any of my pieces will be contributed to the Hurricane Sandy Relief Fund.
Kentler International Drawing Space, 353 Van Brunt Street, 718-875-2098 http://www.kentlergallery.org/pages/redhook.html