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To be honored in good company, and the work of Hester Street Collaborative

Added on by Annie Ling.

Tomorrow at Hester Street Collaborative Annual Benefit Party, three women will be honored for their work in the Lower East Side of Manhattan, NY. Incredibly, I will be standing next to these two remarkable honorees: Damaris Reyes, the Executive Director of Good Old Lower East Side who provides significant leadership on local community-driven land-use issues, and Signe Nielsen, a leading landscape architect and urban designer in New York since 1978.

It's truly humbling to be recognized by an organization like HSC whose mission is to empower residents of underserved communities by providing them with the tools and resources necessary to have a direct impact on shaping their built environment. HSC does this through a hands-on approach that combines design, education, and advocacy.

As it stands, I'm beyond grateful to be working in a field I'm very passionate about. To have had all the opportunities and support thus far from dear friends and colleagues who have fed and fueled me along the way is especially encouraging. I share this honor with them and with my community, who inspire me and give me the courage to continue doing what I love.

Devastation, Document, Drive: A SANDY Benefit Exhibiton

Added on by Annie Ling.

I'm honored to be part of an upcoming New York Photo Festival initiative and support other artists in need.
A group show benefiting artists affected by Hurricane Sandy will have it's opening reception from 7pm-9pm this Wednesday (Feb 13th) at the PowerHouse Arena in DUMBO at 37 Main St., Brooklyn.

All photos in the exhibition, including several of my selects from Breezy Point will be available for purchase for only $5 per photo (!!!) as suggested donation. Arrive early and invite all your friends to this special event. You wouldn't want to miss out!

"Large devastating storms like Sandy generate non-stop news coverage in the hours, days, and weeks after the initial tragedy. Too often, as the story begins to fade, so does the awareness about those still in need. While those in the areas deeply affected by Sandy are still rebuilding––and will be for quite some time––it is our goal to make sure the devastating visuals from the storm remain at the forefront of the public consciousness.

AdoramaPix has generously printed the exhibition’s over 1000 photographs, which “flood” The POWERHOUSE Arena walls. In the wake of Superstorm Sandy, The POWERHOUSE Arena suffered damage caused by 28” of water that entered our space and shattered our doors during the surge. It is our goal to replicate this flood line by displaying a 28” swatch of photographs depicting Sandy and the rebirth after the storm."