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The Newark Arts Photo Documentary Project

Jem Jr. contact sheet sample

Jem Jr. Contact Sheet Samples

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: (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.

Newark, NJ 2013

Newark, NJ 2013


cWOW ArtReach Program & Exhibition

When I was 18, Sept 2000 2 copy

When I was 18, Sept 2000 series

Being a mentor in the City Without Walls ArtReach Program allowed me the opportunity to exhibit my photographs with the photographs my student produced in the program.  The student  wanted to develop work based around the concept of time. As she was creating this work, I began my own personal journey in time and developed images from 35mm negatives that I had taken when I was her age.   By rerouting the traditional space that time has created between our 18 year old selves, we will be meeting each other at the same age on the walls at the below exhibition:

cwow 2013 ArtReach Press Release

ArtReach XXI opens on Thursday, June 13 2003 6-8pm with a free public reception at City Without Walls (cWOW) 6 Cranford St Newark NJ 07102.

Group of 6

When I was 18, Sept 2000 series