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January 11 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
In conjunction with the exhibit Unlikely Historians: Materials collected by NYPD surveillance teams, 1960-1975, the Municipal Archives invites you to join in a lively conversation and presentation with photojournalists Kisha Bari and Erik R. McGregor about their work and the art of documenting activism.
Kisha Bari is a New York-based photographer from Australia who is passionate about capturing people through portraiture and visual storytelling. Her range as a photographer and her personal approach has allowed her to photograph an array of subjects, from America’…s union workers to high profile musicians and ballet dancers in the studio. Her portrait documentary “How Sandy Hit Rockaway” on the recovery of residents in Rockaway, New York after Hurricane Sandy was a featured exhibit at Photoville in 2013. Her work covering the Women’s March was also a featured exhibit at Photoville in 2017 and Kisha continues to document the Women’s March organizers as our current civil rights leaders. Kisha’s work has been published in many media outlets, including The New York Times, The Washington Post and Rolling Stone Magazine.
Erik McGregor is a New York City based photojournalist. His most published work covers social justice movements. He began as a landscape and nature photographer in Lima, Peru, and was moved to documenting human stories during Occupy Wall St. where he was on the team that co-authored the Declaration of the Occupation of New York City. Erik’s distinctive photographic style captures the individual small moments during large protests that help to illustrate the larger narrative of social justice movements in present time.