Alice Austen House Exhibiting In Photoville 2020
The Alice Austen House is partnering with Photoville NYC for its 9th year. Photoville is an annual outdoor photography festival that has expanded in 2020 to include outdoor installations in every single borough.
At the Staten Island site on the South Beach boardwalk, AAH and Photoville will present the work of Olga Ginzburg, 2019 AAH Triennial Finalist, and Stephen Obisanya, AAH 2016 Triennial Finalist.
“Like so many trying to navigate our way during this extraordinary time, in the midst of fighting a global pandemic, a long-overdue reckoning of social injustice, and financial insecurity, we took a long look at what we could do and we adjusted, shifted, tweaked, reinvented, punted – we hustled – and found a way for the festival to still take place, while staying true to its spirit.”
This annual community gathering features over 60 public exhibitions, virtual online storytelling events, artist talks, workshops, demonstrations, educational programs, and community programming.
FREE for everyone to enjoy in all 5 boroughs or anywhere online! Plan your photo excursion HERE: photoville.nyc.
“This project is about a love of place, with all the complexity that word can generate. The photographs are created on chance encounters. What I seek is a kind of magic that can exist in ordinary daily living.
Many of the people I meet have a sense of pride about this place; that connection with their surroundings is something I want to explore. Like clues or hints, I find myself looking for the subtle ways my subjects reveal themselves.”
Beyond the four walls where we discovered identity during childhood, what is it that makes a home? Is it the city in a faraway country where we first learned to speak the native tongue? Is it the feeling of belonging when surrounded by people who remind us of a unique, shared experience? Or is it where we choose to settle with loved ones at any given moment?
Home Away From Home is a snapshot of a small town in New York City, and the process of rediscovering home. It presents a candid look into the lives of Staten Island residents and documents the diverse life experiences often overlooked within the borough.
We look forward to “seeing” you (virtually) on Sept 17th for the opening night!