Exhibition Revisits Historic “A Great Day in Brooklyn”
Photographers debut work highlighting Brooklyn residents and raise funds for local youth organization Brooklyn, New York, September 13, 2009 – Corridor Gallery hosts “Brooklyn Influence”, a photographic memoir of 2008’s “A Great Day in Brooklyn” and “Another Great Day in Brooklyn”, organized by Brooklyn-based community arts organization DOPE SWAN. Featuring the work of renowned documentarian Jamel Shabazz, and visual storyteller Lafotographeuse, the exhibition is a visual blueprint of Brooklyn residents who eloquently merge the worlds of art, activism and entrepreneurship. The show will run from September 27–November 9, 2009 with an opening reception on Sunday, September 27, from 4:00PM – 6:00PM. Shot on the stairs of the iconic Brooklyn Museum and Brooklyn Bridge Park in June 2008, participants of the landmark events included included the owner of New York City’s first eco-eatery Sean Meenan, Michael K. Williams from HBO’s “The Wire”, hip-hop emcee Mos Def, actor Malik Yoba, Black Girls Rock! founder DJ Beverly Bond and Tony Award-winning, Def Poet Suheir Hammad. The opening reception will commemorate the one year anniversary of these unprecedented gatherings and serve as a fundraiser for the Brooklyn-based youth program The Stoop, a weekly arts conversation between successful Brooklyn residents and area high school students. “I am so grateful that DOPE SWAN invited me to shoot ‘A Great Day in Brooklyn’. These brothers and sisters represent the best of Brooklyn and I believe we’ve thoroughly captured them in these images,” said Jamel Shabazz. Signed limited edition posters of the historic “A Great Day in Brooklyn” will be available for pre-sale at the opening. Corridor Gallery is located at 334 Grand Avenue, Brooklyn, New York 11238. For additional information and visuals, please contact Raquel Wilson at firstname.lastname@example.org or (347) 410-7277. Read more about “A Great Day in Brooklyn” at www.agreatdayinbrooklyn.org.