Renowned Photographers On Documenting the LES

Facing Change on the LES - photo by Alan Chin

The Performance Project at University Settlement is hosting a benefit evening to raise money for an important project, Change on the Lower East Side, that aims to document the current experiences of low income neighborhood residents.  They are teaming up with renowned photographers from Facing Change, Documenting America (FCDA) to create the intergenerational photo project with University Settlement seniors and youth.

On Saturday evening, a collective of critically acclaimed photographers and writers including co-founder Alan Chin (who grew up on the Lower East Side), Brenda Ann Kenneally, Andrew Lichtenstein and Anthony Suau will present an historical slideshow and lecture exploring 125 years of photography on the Lower East Side.  They will share their insights about past and present day photography from the area.  There will be a Q&A followed by an informal evening of cocktails. With enough support, the project will culminate in a public show and book.

The Performance Project is offering Lo-Down readers a free raffle ticket if they buy a $30 ticket to the event. Contact Alison Fleminger at afleminger@universitysettlement.org or call: 212.453.4532  if you are interested.
Ticket prices: $30 Entry and cocktails, $60 + Raffle ticket to win a print of a FCDA photograph, $120 + Admission to a 4-hour workshop at University Settlement’s Houston Street Center, led by FCDA photographers on a date determined by participants // Buy tickets here // 7:30pm // 184 Eldridge St.