Present Histories: An East Harlem Photo Album

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Kathleen Granados
Present Histories: An East Harlem Photo Album
A Site Specific Public Art Installation

Harlem Art Park
East 120th Street and Sylvan Place
Between Lexington and 3rd Avenue

The installation knowingly highlights historic moments and contemporary culture with photographs which the artist collected from various residents, community organizations, institutions and NYC Parks photo archive. These photos depict moments, events, places, and people from the community’s past and present. Granados artistic lens elevates these scenes by converting the digitally scanned photographs into laser etchings on colorful Plexiglas.

The Marcus Garvey Park Alliance, Public Art Initiative was selected to organize and commission this Art in the Parks: Active Open Space public art installation.

Art in the Parks: Active Open Space is a partnership between NYC Parks and the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, in collaboration with the Fund for Public Health in New York and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, to activate park space with health-inspired art installations that promote physical activity and strengthen community connections. Funding for this project was made possible by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

With funding provided by the Harlem Community Development Corporation we will continue to collect photos from people who live in the community adding to the installation through out the year. To submit photos email digitized photos to presidentmgpa@gmail.com . You can also arrange to drop off original photos that we will scan and return to you. 

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