Over the past two years I have been working on “The Newark Arts Photo Documentary Project” with support from The Puffin Foundation and Index Art Center. As an artist working in Newark during the past decade, I have recognized the influx of artists and constant change to the communities surrounding them. Now is the time to capture the energy and creative spirit of the people involved in the current Newark art scene, as well as the physical sites of studios, galleries, and museums through photographic portraits. The Newark Arts Photo Documentary Project is a two part series. The first part consists of the digital images available to view online at: www.newarkartsphotodoc.com (artists profiles are constantly being added as this documentary is not completed) . The second series consists of interviews and portraits taken with a 1940’s Jem Jr 120 box camera, manufactured by J.E. Mergott Co in Newark, NJ. These images will be on view as a full collection once the project is completed, and will be accompanied by a book including all of the images.
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