Eight of my street youth photos will be part of a joint exhibition opening tomorrow, here in Seattle.
I was so excited to see the prints. It felt like I was finally giving birth to my babies. :)
It feels good that they are out there being seen.
I humbly hope they help the kids in some small, or big, way.
Details are here in case you're actually in Seattle and would like to come.
Most of you aren't so I'll show you the eight that will be hanging tomorrow.
Plus an extra, the last one, that won't be exhibited.
Update: Received this email from my contact, Helen, late last night:
"We received your photos this afternoon. They are fabulous!
We tried for several hours, with our curator, to develop a plan
for presenting them but, unfortunately it will not be possible.
The only way we can "hang" them is to paste them to the wall
Not only will this method ruin the photos but, the subjects in
the photos will be absorbed by the dark brown wood paneling.
The good news is that have had so many request for submissions
that we have decided to present another show in September, when
Tent City 3 is in residence. We would like very much for you to resubmit
your work - framed or with heavy backings - and tags describing each
So, my photos are out and somehow I need to find funding to get them mounted and/or framed for a possible run in September.
Thanks for all your well-wishes though! Made my heart swell. :)
Willis, Dark, Blakk Robb, Inde, Joe Marvelous, Cat Phisch, Sophie, Aztec, Jesse, Patrick Lost.
and the bonus pic that will not be exhibited:
Inde about to hammer a guy with a street sign. Love the expressions on the other street kids' faces who are watching.
Sad for the violence though..