©Katarina Premfors/Photographers for Hope 2015
You might have seen some out-of-towners running around Newburgh for the past week with cameras and a hunger for stories. They are now coming to the end of their photo project, Newburgh Revival, and would like to invite you to join them for the opening of their photo exhibition.
When: Saturday, October 3rd; 5-8pm
Where: Newburgh Armory Unity Center, 321 South William Street, Newburgh NY, 12550
What is this all about?
Newburgh, one of the country’s most important cities, historically and architecturally. However that proud history, dating back to George Washington and the Revolutionary War, has been overshadowed by economic decline and decay. In the past 40 years, the community has fallen on hard times and struggled repeatedly to pick itself up.
This photo project will tell the stories of ordinary but extraordinary people and organizations that are determined to build a better future for their families and community. They might not know it, but they are already part of a movement to resurrect a great city, a city that is on its way to regaining its past grandeur. These photographs will bring to life stories of entrepreneurship, struggle, resilience and it will give voice to a community that really believes they can change the trajectory of history. Indeed Newburgh’s grandeur, and the heart to this photo project, is not the mansions or the broad streets; its greatness is the spirit of the people who are building and rebuilding their lives.
Their hope is that these photos, taken by 9 photographers from all corners of the world, will inspire people to play a positive role in their own community and for the government and businesses to applaud and support these efforts.
For more information see the Photographers for Hope website.