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Capturing the Faces & Voices of Manhattan's Neighborhood Storefronts

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Neighborhood Preservation Center

232 East 11th Street

New York, NY 10003

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Capturing the Faces and Voices of Manhattan’s Neighborhood Storefronts” is a photography and oral history workshop of the cultural significance of mom-and-pop stores in the borough of Manhattan and the impact they have on the pulse, life, and texture of their communities. There will be two separate 2-session workshops held at the Neighborhood Preservation Center in the East Village culminating in an exhibition of each participant’s work at The Little Underground Gallery at the Jefferson Market Library in Greenwich Village from August 1 – October 1, 2018. The workshops teach how photography and oral history can be tools for public awareness and advocacy. Participants will learn to create their own powerful photographs of neighborhood storefronts as well as record oral histories with shop owners, which communicate artistically and are insightful and moving. Taught by acclaimed photographers and best-selling authors Karla Murray and James Murray.

Space is limited to 35 participants per 2-session workshop (70 participants total).

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 the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and administered by Lower Manhattan Cultural Council.

Done in partnership with the Neighborhood Preservation Center.

The workshops are free but advance registration is required. Registration includes admission to both sessions of each workshop, which are spaced 1 month apart.

Please register for ONLY one workshop on either Monday, April 16th or Monday, April 23rd. When you register for either date, you will be automatically registered to attend the second corresponding session.


Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?

No, there is no minimum age but access to a cellphone or camera is necessary.

What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?

Nearest subway is “6” train to Astor Place Station (East 8th Street and 4th Avenue).
“4,” ”5,” ”6,” “L,” “N,” "Q," & “R” trains to Union Square Station (East 14th Street and Broadway).
“L” train to 3rd Avenue Station (3rd Avenue and East 14th Street).
“M101,” “M102,” & “M103” buses to 3rd Avenue between 10th and 11th Streets.
“M15” bus to 2nd Avenue between 11th and 12th Streets.

What can I bring into the event?

Please bribg your cellphone and/or camera.

How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Please email Karla Murray at:

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Neighborhood Preservation Center

232 East 11th Street

New York, NY 10003

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