Through a participatory process, nine fantastic projects have been shortlisted. Next Thursday (7/20), we’ll present at the community meeting where the final project will be selected. Anyone with an interest in Red Hook is invited to participate, so we hope you’ll join us!
For this project, we will highlight environmental heroes of Red Hook. An environmental hero is a person or an organization advocating for a greener and more resilient Red Hook. Their portrait will be accompanied by an environmental call to action that the hero embodies (such as educating neighbors on protecting their homes from sea level rise or reusing materials).
We will also conduct youth workshops that connect science and photography. Kids will learn about the environmental heroes and work with their portraits to create cyanotypes and pinhole photographs. The work produced will be incorporated into the exhibition.
We were thrilled to exhibit our Fort Greene and Gowanus heroes in a Communi-cube exhibition at Photoville in Brooklyn Bridge Park from Sept 21-25! We had the best seat in the house as the exhibition was right in the Photoville beer garden and picnic area.
Photoville is a free pop up photography village in DUMBO, and the largest annual photo event in NYC. We’re really excited to exhibit your photography as well as share the amazing stories of the heroes at this event. We’ll be hosting a couple ‘Meet the Heroes’ events over the weekend. Stay tuned on our website and Instagram for more information.
2) Community Heroes will be shown during BRIC B Scene @ The Bishop: Documentary Night!
Date: Sat, Sept 24
Time: 4:00 PM – 8:00 PM
The Bishop Gallery
916 Bedford Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11205
Its an honor to announce the heroes we will be profiling in conjunction with Old-Timers Day on August 13th as part of the second Community Heroes project, highlight beautiful people who have helped make the Gowanus Houses a better and stronger place
Allan and Renee Flowers
Bishop K. Evans
Jean [Mrs] Sutherland
Watch for details about their stories and portraits coming soon!