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BRIC Presents Brooklyn Photographs, a Group Exhibition Tracing Change and Diversity in the Borough

Work of eleven photographers captures life and traditions in various Brooklyn neighborhoods from the 1960s to the present.

Sergio Purtell, Third Street (courtesy the artist and ART 3 Gallery, Brooklyn)

BRIC is pleased to present Brooklyn Photographs, on view September 7 through October 29, 2017. Curated by BRIC’s Elizabeth Ferrer, the show features over 75 photographs by Yolanda Andrade, Stefanie Apple, Nelson Bakerman, Leigh Davis, Russell Frederick, Max Kozloff, George Malave, Meryl Meisler, Patrick D. Pagnano, Sergio Purtell and Larry Racioppo.

Each of the photographers featured in Brooklyn Photographs contributes a body of work on a specific theme, such as childhood in Williamsburg in the 1960s, Halloween in the South Slope the 1970s, or Bushwick street life in the 1980s. Photography from the last decade explores such subjects as the rapidly gentrifying post-industrial landscape and the work space of Brooklyn artists.

The exhibition illuminates the important role that photography has had in preserving aspects of Brooklyn’s neighborhoods and traditions, and in documenting the extraordinary cultural and social diversity that is a hallmark of the borough. It also reflects the borough as a site of continual change, where neighborhoods transform and new populations emerge, and where there is continual tension between the borough we know and what it is becoming.

BRIC is located at 647 Fulton Street in Downtown Brooklyn. Gallery hours are Monday – Saturday, 10am-6pm; Sunday, 12-6pm; closed Mondays. Admission is FREE. Educational group tours are available Wednesday mornings at 10:30am and 11:30am. Free public programs will take place in conjunction with the exhibition.

To learn more, visit bricartsmedia.org/brooklynphotographs.