LIFE IN FLATBUSH CAPTURES THE ESSENCE OF THE NEIGHBORHOOD Brooklyn Public Library Features Photographer Gregg Richards in Multimedia Installation and Artist Talk

June 27, 2005

"LIFE IN FLATBUSH" CAPTURES THE ESSENCE OF THE NEIGHBORHOOD
Brooklyn Public Library Features Photographer Gregg Richards in
Multimedia Installation and Artist Talk


WHAT:Brooklyn Public Library features "Life in Flatbush," a multimedia installation by photographer Gregg Richards, on display from June 28, 2005-August 13, 2005. Through his images, Richards captures the essence of the neighborhood he perceives as his home away from his homeland, Jamaica. Richards explores the uniqueness of its people, diversity and assortment of Caribbean cultures .

WHO:
Gregg Richards is a native Jamaican who immigrated to the United States in the late 1980s. While attending New York City Technical College, he was introduced to the world of photography. His recent work offers an intriguing take on the events that occurred during the Republican National Convention in New York City. He is currently making a documentary that will delve further into the uniqueness of the Flatbush community. According to Richards, a resident of Manhattan, "Flatbush is the closest thing to home before I make my yearly visit to my homeland of Jamaica. It is a place where I can go to hear my native dialect and a collage of other dialects spoken by other Caribbean islanders."

WHEN:
Multimedia Installation
Tuesday, June 28, 2005-Saturday, August 13, 2004

Artist Talk
Tuesday, July 12, 2005 at 6:00 p.m.


WHERE:
Brooklyn Public Library
Lobby Gallery, Central Library
Grand Army Plaza

Lobby Gallery exhibitions are supported by a grant from The Greenwall Foundation.

Contact
Marketing & Communications
Brooklyn Public Library
718.230.2767
mediainfo@bklynlibrary.org

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