We're raising money to print our photographs on 4' by 8' weather-proof paper to beautify the LIRR.
The Long Island Railroad (LIRR) transports over 300,000 passengers daily. The view from the trains’ windows is not only depressing but often ugly as well. There are abandoned and graffitied buildings, and garbage everywhere. Obviously, this part of our Island has been overlooked and violated. We want to give LIRR passengers something beautiful and thought-provoking to look at on their daily commute, to make them rethink the way they view the world around them and relook at the things we tend to take for granted.
We are a group of 13 Photography students from Suffolk County Community College in Brentwood, NY. For our “Special Projects” Class we are working independently on projects of significant personal meaning. We were deeply inspired by a video of the 2011 TED Prize on TED.com HYPERLINK "http://www.ted.com/talks/jr_s_ted_prize_wish_use_art_to_turn_the_world_inside_out.html"http://www.ted.com/talks/jr_s_ted_prize_wish_use_art_to_turn_the_world_inside_out.html A French street artist named JR is the TED prize winner who inspired us to create a collective, public project on a large scale.
We will be producing 4-foot by 8-foot prints of our photographs on weatherproof paper and pasting them to the back sides of buildings along the LIRR route to New York City. The prints are quite expensive. That’s where YOU come in! With your help, we will be able to mount 14 photographs along the LIRR route and make hundreds of thousands of daily commuters lives a little brighter.
We have already begun to create our images and will complete the project by the end of this semester, May 16, 2012. Our team members include: Rob Goldman (our fearless leader), Jessica Nicastro, Dante Crisafulli, Ali Niesen, Nailah Fuller, Will Gonzalez, Liz Dailey, Jessmae Johnson, Kris Nilsen, Mell Mucci, Dagny Gallo, Anthony Tudisco, and Felicia Ruperto.
Thank you for your support!
For samples of participating students’ photos, please visit http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=oa.310954155638745&type=1
thanks for checking out our work!
Mike Frisenda, Scott Galvin, Joseph Perlman, Samantha Alfonso, Kathleen Walter, Antonio Guzman, Dave Miller, Kathy Seff, Theresa Casuccio, Dawn Miller Gund, Meredith Maus, Sara Tacy, Pamela Punger, Joanne Schenendorf, Marie Greening, Gerald A, Cassie Straley, Romary Daval, Diane Lane, William Jimenez, Dianne Yates, Mark Benincase, Danielle Elizabeth, Susan Worledge, Emily Curley, Michael Carroll, Maureen Adams Mucci, Rebecca Dandrea, Lorie Cordone-Scaffedi, Steven, Rebecca Ungarino, Lucy Karwoski, Laura Messina, Carol Goldman, Sharon & Luigi Palma, Dr. Tricia Aiello, Rob Trotta, Gina Barnett, Marie Cordone, Lori Ulrich, Theresa Seidler, Danielle Caban colascione, Susan Heller, Richard & Marilyn Seidler, Toriann, Amanda Zelner, Shannon Harris, Bonnie Governanti, Mary Barnett, Scott Kavitt, David Hirsch, Donna, Loos, Vanessa Lillis, Pilar Ortiz, Connie Weisman, Susan Deutsch, Jodi Nicastro, Marsha Feldman, Denise Masone, Thomas Smith, Lori Feldman, Lizzee Dailey, Dina, Amy Marin, Carlson, Marylee Klinkhammer, Marc Fellenz, Robin Malaussena, Ali Calabrese, Joann Niesen, Kieth Rankin, Michael Kaufman, Larry Liebling, Mary Guzman, Harold Naideau, Mary & Albert Ward, Allen Keener, William Gallo, Tara Fitton, Nancy Ambrosio.
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