Vietnam Street Photographs

Kenneth Hoffman


Stuart Zalka

Before Your Elders You Must Stand

Robert Kalman

Beautiful Imperfect

Armando Espinoza

The Glass Menagerie, Manhattan Style

Neil O. Lawner

The Children of Vigário Geral

Kristin Slaby

Vacant Nests

Irene Imfeld

June 2016

In June, the gallery is proud to present six geographically diverse and provocative solo shows ranging from Kenneth Hoffman’s images of Vietnam taken while he was an Army Lieutenant during the war to Robert Kalman’s images of the elders of Larreynaga, Nicagara to Neil O. Lawner’s amusing look at New York City’s holiday windows. Irene Imfeld’s Vacant Nests, the third and final portfolio selected from our annual International Portfolio Competition rounds out the exhibition.
EXHIBITION DATES: June 8, 2016 – July 2, 2016
OPENING RECEPTION: Tuesday, June 7, 2016, from 6pm to 8pm. Everyone welcome.

Vigário Geral, Brazil is located in the Northern part of Rio de Janeiro. It is a favela, most famous for the Vigário Geral Massacre in 1993. There are roughly 900 favelas in Rio. The life choices for young children of the favelas are often limited to drug trafficking, domestic help or manual labor. This is slowly changing as children engage through organizations like AfroReggae, an NGO promoting social change through culture and arts in concert with the strong sense of family and community that already exist. This photographic project evolved by documenting the activities of one of the AfroReggae’s culture centers, located in Vigário Geral. My style is to immerse myself in the rhythm of the location; I work by instinct with no set plan. The sheer pleasure of hanging out with the children and their energy was what inspired this work.