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The Tribeca Show Opening Reception

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The Tribeca Show undertakes a de-branding of Tribeca through historical archives and the perspectives of five Tribeca-based photographers.

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More than two decades ago Tribeca-the-neighborhood became Tribeca-the-global-brand. Everything from racehorses to rap artists to bars, bracelets, and yachts have taken the name. “It has an ultra-cool, hip and happening feel to it,” said a Los Angeles designer about his new necklace, the Tribeca.

Actually, no it doesn’t. Not to those who know the neighborhood. The Tribeca Show undertakes a de-branding of Tribeca through the perspectives of five Tribeca-based photographers. Their work, each in a different way, counters the area’s over-hyped reputation for trendiness and glamour. The show is curated by April Koral and Carl Glassman, whose publication, The Tribeca Trib, has been chronicling Tribeca in news, features, and photography for 25 years.

Photos by Glassman, a photojournalist and documentary photographer, along with images by photographers Donna Ferrato, Marc Kaczmarek, Susan Rosenberg Jones, and Allan Tannenbaum, present a nuanced portrait of the neighborhood across decades that defies the media’s insistent focus on celebrity and wealth.

Far more than its famous-but-rarely-seen residents such as Taylor Swift, Beyoncé and Justin Timberlake, or its annual film festival, the neighborhood—one of the city’s oldest—prizes its rich history and preserved 19th-century streetscape. The show is completed by archival photographs that highlight the evolving past as visual context to the Tribeca of today.

Image: Carl Glassman, Staple Street, 1994

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