Exhibit Opening, Selections from "Whose Streets? Our Streets!": New York City, 1980-2000
New York’s streets were turbulent and often violent in the 1980s and 1990s, as residents responded to social changes in their city as well national and international developments. The City was ground zero for the AIDS epidemic and a center of avant-garde art as well as queer and feminist activism. It was also home to the Vatican’s spokesman in the U.S. and a significant culturally conservative Roman Catholic population. These photographs highlight both the key roles of activists and journalists in enacting democratic social change, and invite viewers to reflect on how these social issues, as well as social movements and the practice of journalism, have evolved in recent decades.
Featuring photographs by Nina Berman, Donna Binder, Donna Decesare, Ricky Flores, Frank Fournier, Lori Grinker, Meg Handler, Lisa Kahane, Gabe Kirchheimer, Carolina Kroon, Meryl Levin, TL Litt, Dona Ann McAdams, Thomas McGovern, Tomas Muscionico, Brian Palmer, Clayton Patterson, Sandra-Lee Phipps, Sylvia Plachy, Alon Reininger, Richard Renaldi, Joseph Rodriguez, Linda Rosier, Q. Sakamaki, Catherine Smith, and Les Stone.
This exhibition was curated by Tamar W. Carroll, Meg Handler, Mike Kamber and Josh Meltzer with support from the Bronx Documentary Center and the Rochester Institute of Technology. More information is available at the project website, www.whosestreets.photo.
Remarks at 3:00 p.m.
The Lane Hall Gallery is free and open to the public, Mondays - Fridays, from 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Sponsored by the Department of Women's Studies and IRWG, with support from the Department of American Culture.