15 Sep City Debuts Photo Exhibits Along NYCHA Construction Fences In Red Hook, Brooklyn Paper
The photo series “Red Hook Look” by local youth mentor, photographer, and videographer Alden Parkinson centers on community members such as a local basketball coach, a school crossing guard, fruit stall vendors, and neighborhood kids, which the artist hopes will provide a counter-narrative to the often negative portrayals of NYCHA residents of the waterfront nabe.
“A lot of people outside of the neighborhood, they paint their own picture rather than seeing it for themselves and we don’t appreciate that,” said Parkinson, who also lives in Red Hook Houses. “[The people in my pictures] are really talented at what they do and they also support the community.”
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