[Image via James and Karla Murray]
East Village-based photographers (and occasional EVG contributors) James and Karla Murray are hosting a workshop series this spring and summer.
Here are details via the EVG inbox...
"Capturing the Faces and Voices of the Lower East Side's Disappearing Mom-and-Pop Storefronts" is a photography and oral history workshop of the cultural significance of mom-and-pop stores and the impact they have on the pulse, life, and texture of their communities. There will be two free workshops (consisting of two sessions each) held at the Neighborhood Preservation Center in the East Village culminating in an exhibition of each participant’s work at the Theater for the New City Art Gallery from Aug. 14 to Sept. 18.
The workshops teach how photography and oral history can be tools for public awareness and advocacy. Participants will learn to create their own powerful photographs of neighborhood storefronts as well as record oral histories with shop owners, which communicate artistically and are insightful and moving.
There will be 70 participants at the free workshops, which will take place at the Neighborhood Preservation Center Village (232 E. 11th St. between Second Avenue and Third Avenue) on Monday, April 24, Monday May, 1, Monday May 22, and Monday June 5.
The workshops are free and open to all, but registration is required via Eventbrite.com.