Endorsed by Curators:
After the Immigrant ban, a fevered conversation with a dear friend, who is an immigrant, gave way to an outlet for our frustration and pain. Over one dinner, my friend, Marina Romashko (a kick-ass-get-things-done-and-gets-you-to-get-things-done chick), and I, put into motion the producing, shooting, designing and publishing of a beautiful book of photographs featuring 12 American Immigrant Women and their stories. We wanted their stories to be celebrations. We reached into our networks and pulled together a team of collaborators and artists and storytellers, told anyone who would listen what we were doing and people stepped up and offered to help and guide and edit and participate. Pulitzer-prize winning photo editor, Stella Kramer was our photo editor. It is amazing how a stone can ripple the waters. And we had lots of people throwing their stones into the water of this project.We did this in the span of just one month. We set the proceeds to go to the ACLU, who had worked to get the ban over turned.
Bring your stones to Frank Meo's monthly event, Projections. I will be sharing the work and have invited the women featured to come and be a part of the evening. Buy your book ahead of time or we will have some on hand for sale. Proceeds from the sale of the book go to the ACLU.
630-7 Social time, meet other creatives and people from our project
7-9 Differnet Photographers present their personal projects
9-10 Networking and more social time
PROJECTIONS is a monthly gathering of creative minds where we put the spotlight on top tier photographers and photo-industry talent working today. Moderated by Frank Meo, founder of The Photo Closer each event features a diverse mix of artists who share and discuss their body of work in a free-flowing, casual setting.
It's a great oppportunity to check out terrific work while catching up with your industry friends. We look forward to seeing you.