The Sanctuary for Independent Media in Troy, New York is exhibiting Facing Change’s photographs and hosted a slideshow and workshop with FCDA photographers Brenda Ann Kenneally, Andrew Lichtenstein, and Alan Chin last week, as part of of their non-profit programming serving the New York Capitol Region.
Founded in 1977, The Sanctuary is dedicated to community media arts, located in an historic former church at 3361 6th Avenue in north Troy, NY. The Sanctuary hosts screening, production and performance facilities, training in media production and a meeting space for artists, activists and independent media makers of all kinds.
Brenda’s Upstate Girls project has focused on the very block where the Sanctuary is located, in the heart of a former working and middle class neighborhood struggling with the consequences of the death of the American manufacturing industry. She organized a one-day photo workshop with fifteen participants, including students and local residents who were able to join for free, and we explored the neighborhood and discussed strategies of documentary reportage.
Amy Griffin of the Albany Times-Union published a piece on this collaboration between Facing Change and The Sanctuary:
We look forward to more and more of these types of events and outreach, working with local non-profit organizations and bringing our work to diverse audiences.
A big thank you to The Sanctuary for Independent Media!