Created in Brooklyn by Randy Duchaine
Central Library, Grand Lobby
My photographs represent a diversity of people in Brooklyn who make or create unique experiences. People come here to live their dreams, express themselves, start a business and contribute to society through their talents. They represent the spirit of America, a sense of independence and the ability to stand on their own two feet and proudly say, “This is what it means to be an American in Brooklyn!”
The people in these photographs inspire, motivate, create, reinvent, reinterpret, revitalize and add enormous value to the streets and neighborhoods they live in. They come in all shapes, sizes, colors, countries and speak over 150 languages, while adapting to ours.
In addition to the exhibition, please come visit the accompanying program series
Created in Brooklyn: A Series of Conversations
Programs including individuals featured in the Randy Duchaine exhibition.
Select Wednesdays, 6:30-8:00pm
Shelby White & Leon Levy Information Commons Lab at Central Library
June 19 - Fantastic Food
Photographer Randy Duchaine will chat with individuals featured in his photographic exhibition, "Created in Brooklyn". Learn about their businesses; the challenges they’ve faced and the success they’ve found.
Scheduled guests include Matthew Tilden of Scratch Bread, Shane Welch of Sixpoint Brewery, and Charlie Sahadi of Sahadi's.
June 26 - Design Craft
Photographer Randy Duchaine will chat with individuals featured in his photographic exhibition, "Created in Brooklyn". Learn how their dedication to their craft, shaped their careers and led them to extraordinary accomplishments.
Scheduled guests include Avi Abel of Watermark Design, Eric Bunge of nARCHITECTS, and Tina Roth Eisenberg of swissmiss.
July 10 - Urban Adventures
Photographer Randy Duchaine will chat with individuals featured in his photographic exhibition, "Created in Brooklyn". Join us to hear about how and why they pursued these extraordinary activities in the urban environment.
Scheduled guests include Lance Pinn of Brooklyn Boulders, Izell Glover of Brooklyn & Queens Equestrian Center, and Peter Kokis of Brooklyn Robotworks.
July 17 - Art & Music*
Photographer Randy Duchaine will chat with individuals featured in his photographic exhibition, "Created in Brooklyn". Meet Brooklynites whose vision has advanced our access and enjoyment to music, art, theater and more.
Scheduled guests include Lucien Zayan of Invisible Dog Art Center, Dan Storper of Putumayo, and artist Peter J. Ketchum.
Randy Duchaine has exhibited his work in many places, including the American Library Association, Brooks Institute in California, Brooklyn Botanic Garden, Brooklyn Borough Hall, the Cold Spring Harbor Whaling Museum, and the National Arts Club in New York. He has also had creative collaborations with hundreds of Fortune 500 companies and institutions. In addition he has won awards from the New York Art Directors Club, the Connecticut Art Directors Club, and the Society of Publication Designers, among others.
*Image for July 17: "optimism" Metrocard artwork by Reed Seifer, 2007, commissioned by Metropolitan Transportation Authority