On October 22 as part of Rise Up October, an event was held in Times Square called, “Say Their Names,” where the names of 100 people killed by police were read by their families. I installed my walk-in photograph of Ferguson, where Mike Brown was shot and killed. It was quite moving to talk to some of the families and hear what they had to say.
Panorama installed in Times Square
Protest at Washington Square Park that was also part of Rise Up October
Alan Goodman of Revolution newspaper stopped by my studio and interviewed me about the walk-in panorama I created about Mike Brown and Ferguson.
In May I wen to Ferguson to photograph, with images of the riots from the nightly news still vivid. I found something very different. On the yellow line where Michael Brown dies was a makeshift memorial made of hundreds of stuffed animals, flowers and notes. I created a 360 degree, walk-in panoramic photo that let people step into Ferguson.
In May I exhibited some new work titled, “Un-shredded,” at EyeWash at Schema Projects. I “acquired” a bag of shredded paper that was left outside for recycling by the police and reassembled parts of it. Even the privacy of the police isn’t guaranteed.
I showed photos of the ruins from the 1964/65 New York World’s Fair as well as images from my Greystone Park project.
PDN Photo Annual, out on newstands now:
I jus returned from Tulsa, where photographs of my book were exhibited at Tulsa Community College and I was a resident artist for the week. I had a great time guest lecturing in a photo class, and taking a group of students and local artists around a deserted section of Tulsa for a photo field trip. Then to top it off I gave a talk at the Woody Guthrie Center. And then left before the temperature hit the 90s!
Grammy-nominated singer/songwriter John Fullbright performed at the opening at Tulsa Community College under the watchful eye of Woody Guthrie (left). My photo exhibit to the right.
Signing books alongside Woody Guthrie’s granddaughter Anna (photo courtesy of Tulsa Community College).
My opening remarks at the reception. I wasn’t used to not showing photographs and just having to talk (photo courtesy of Tulsa Community College).
Part of the exhibition of photographs from my book, “Wardy Forty.” They did an amazing job hanging the show (photo courtesy of Tulsa Community College).
Sharing stories at the Woody Guthrie Center during their first anniversary celebrations (photo by Lisa Levy)
Beautiful day to fly the drone – I was with Mark Moran of Weird NJ and Rusty Tagliareni and Christina Shimishaw of Antiquity Echoes.