On one city block -- home to the Sanctuary, Collard City Growers, Missing Link Street Ministry and Troy Bike Rescue -- communities are combining resources to address the environmental, social and public health challenges of the residents of North Troy. This exhibition will feature local photojournalists Patrick Dodson, Brian Jones, Brenda Ann Kenneally, and Ellie Markovitch.
Brian Jones is a recent graduate of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. He graduated 2011 with a degree in Electronic Media, Arts, and Communication. The Sanctuary for Independent Media has shown him how art can tell a story. More information on an exhibit at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute that Jones took part in can be found here.
Connecting with the Land is a photography exhibit that lets us experience local farms through the eyes of youth. The photos were taken during photography classes at farms in Rensselaer and Washington counties. The Farm Photography for Kids is a program by the Agricultural Stewardship Association (ASA) a community-supported land trust dedicated to protecting our local farmland from encroaching development.
The exhibit also features work by Produce Project urban farm youth from Troy High School. Students documented the 8th street farm in Troy and Soul Fire Farm in Grafton. Produce Project is a program by Capital District Community Garden.
MORE ABOUT THE PARTNERS
The Spring '13 Underground Gallery exhibit is a partnership of Agricultural Stewardship Association, Soul Fire Farm, Capital District Community Garden and KitchenSanctuary.
"Rediscovering the Everyday: Basic Documentary Photography"
with Brenda Ann Kenneally
For: tweens through adults. Anyone who has a camera and an interest in basic level documentary photography.
Learn how to take your camera off automatic! You'll learn how to stop, look and listen, and find the meaning and splendor in the cracks between the everyday sidewalks that you travel.
Learn about composing the frame and shooting in available light. We will leave no fledgling blade of grass unturned as we balance technical camera skills with sociological strategies, to best document your subjects!
All photos on this page by Brenda Ann Kenneally