Project produced by Natalie Brasington, Hannah Immerman, and Johanna De Los Santos
Art Start’s Family Portrait Project uses portraits and interviews to actively shift the focus on homeless families by celebrating their strength and unity through difficult times. Through this work, Art Start is seeking to inspire compassion and respect for the resiliency of the human spirit, both within families themselves undergoing poverty-related hardship as well as within New York City’s greater community, grappling with record rates of homelessness.
Approximately fifty families have participated in the project throughout 2013, consisting of; nuclear families, single mother families, single father families, teenage mothers, and expecting teenage mothers. These families have submitted their portraits and stories to the exhibition you are here to experience.
Featuring the photography of: Brian Bloom, Natalie Brasington, Ty Cole, Andrew Eccles, Jason Goodrich, Michael Granacki, Heidi Gutman, David Johnson, David Lang, Fletcher Lawrence, Tom McKenzie, Eric Ogden, Martin Schoeller, Zachary Maxwell Stertz, Bryan Shih, Jim Wright, Peter Yang,
Hair and Makeup Styling were graciously donated by: Wenya Chang, Jane Choi, Alex LaMarsh, Juliet Jane, Emma Strachman, Rachel Weissman, Kim White, Elizabeth Yoon
Family Interviews conducted by: Allegra Ben-Amotz, Echo Garrett, Jessica Rodriquez, Frank Santo, Nina Spierer, Linda Tagliaferro, Robbie Whelan
Photography Equipment and Location Services graciously donated by Fast Ashely's Studios Brooklyn, NY