Monday, September 17, 2007

Once There Was A Neighborhood

I've just learned of blogger's new feature allowing you to add video. I thought I'd try it out here. Definitely preferrable to doing it via youtube, but still the small frame makes it limited (as is the case here where I used titles). This was a video I put together to accompany my long distance friend from Baltimore Peter Dans when he did his talk at the South Street Seaport Museum in August. Here's info from the Museum: "Peter Dans presents Life on the Lower East Side Tuesday, August 7, 2007, 6pm Join us for this special talk, highlighting the book which is the basis for our newest photography exhibit, There Once Was A Neighborhood. Hear the stories behind the photographs and learn about the day-to-day life on this forgotten neighborhood
There Once Was a Neighborhood: Photographs by Rebecca Lepkoff 1937-1950 Rebecca Lepkoff, camera in hand, navigated the streets of the Lower East Side in the 1930s and 1940s, capturing the lives and times of a vibrant, close-knit and functional multi-ethnic community. These images uncover a forgotten time and place and reveal how the Lower Eat Side has both stayed the same and changed forever. Schermerhorn Row Galleries, 12 Fulton Street. "

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