FORECLOSED: Exhibition and Talk

"A home for sale with a dead lawn stands out next to it's green neighbor in the Rosetta Canyon development in Lake Elsinore, Calif."

Carl Rutberg, Executive Director of the Alice Austen House Museum (left) and Paul Moakley (right), Deputy Photo Editor for TIME and Curator of Foreclosed: Documents from the American Housing Crisis

A special presentation by (l) Paul Moakley, Deputy Photo Editor TIME, and John Moore (r), Photographer for Getty, about his World Press Photo winning series documenting the American foreclosure crisis.

Foreclosed: Documents from the American Housing Crisis
to June 14, 2012

"This exhibition examines how artists are using photography to record the aftermath of the housing bubble; from its’ beginning in 2006 to the dramatic effects it still has on the American Landscape today. The artists and photographers in the exhibition depict the ruins of rich and poor neighborhoods, as well as the families affected by the economic downturn. As a result, the exhibition aims to explore the disintegration of the American dream and how it effects a culture where home ownership is no longer a reality."– The Alice Austen House Museum

Photographer Susan May Tell and I took the Staten Island Ferry past the Statue of Liberty to the Alice Austen Museum for the Opening Reception of Foreclosed: Documents from the American Housing Crisis.

Alice Austen (1866-1952)
One of America's earliest female Photographers

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$100,000 Grant Opportunity
Alice Austen Museum Grant

May 20 1:00 – 4:00
1PM - Bring and share your vintage cameras or come see Alice's! 2PM - Alice Austen's Cameras: A Demonstration and Talk with Imara Moore, speaking about the two cameras in the Parlor and how they are similar to what Alice used as well as highlighting the glass plate shooting process of the late 1800's and early 1900's. 3PM - FREE with a $3.00 suggested donation. Call to reserve at 718 816-4508 ex13

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