Opening Reception Held for We The People


An opening reception for We The People: The Citizens of NYCHA in Pictures + Words took place Saturday, February 23, at the Gordon A. Parks Gallery, on the ground floor of the School of New Resources John Cardinal O’Connor Campus in the South Bronx.

The exhibit, a collaboration between journalist Rico Washington and photographer Shino Yanagawa that, via interviews and images, seeks to debunk the myths around the people who live in the New York City Housing Authority’s buildings.

Over the course of 12 months, the two collected stories and images through intimate interviews with former and current residents of New York City’s various housing projects. This exhibition includes several photographs, printed interview excerpts, and short-form essays.

The show runs through May 5. Visit the Castle Gallery site for more photos and information about the exhibit.

(Photo: Rico Washington and Shino Yanagawa)