“Whose Streets? Our Streets!”: New York City 1980-2000 showcases the work of 37 independent photojournalists who documented ordinary New Yorkers as they rallied, marched and demonstrated in response to social issues including race relations, police brutality, housing and gentrification, labor, education, the environment, war, LGBTQ rights, HIV/AIDS, feminism, reproductive rights, and art and censorship.
Exhibition was on view in Rochester, NY, October 2018.
About the Authors and Curators
Tamar W. Carroll is Associate Professor of History at Rochester Institute of Technology. She is author of the book Mobilizing New York: AIDS, Antipoverty, and Feminist Activism.
Meg Handler is Editor at Large for Reading The Pictures. She is the former photo editor of The Village Voice. She has edited a number of books, including the monograph, Phil Stern: A Life’s Work, PAPARAZZI by Peter Howe, Mad World: An Oral History of New Wave Artists and Songs That Defined the 80’s, and DETROIT UNBROKEN DOWN by Dave Jordano.
Josh Meltzer is an Assistant Professor of photojournalism at Rochester Institute of Technology. He is a former Fulbright Scholar and recipient of dozens of awards for his photojournalism.
Michael Kamber has worked as a journalist for more than 25 years. Between 2002 and 2012 he worked for The New York Times covering conflicts in Iraq, Afghanistan, Liberia, the Sudan, Somalia, the Congo and many other countries. He has also worked as a writer and videographer for The New York Times, which twice nominated Kamber’s work for the Pulitzer Prize. In 2011, he founded the Bronx Documentary Center, an educational space dedicated to education and social change through photography and film.
Victoria W. Wolcott is Professor of History at the University of Buffalo. She is the author of Race, Riots,and Roller Coasters: The Struggle Over Segregated Recreation in America and Remaking Respectability: African-American Women in Interwar Detroit.
Publisher: RIT Press (08/2018)
Size: 8 x 11 in.
Shipping Weight: 1.5lb