About this project
What is Block Party - Soul of Summer book project about?
parties are the heart and soul of New York City summers. I have been
documenting this great NYC tradition since 2006, capturing over 200 block
parties in all of their revelry. I
traveled to every borough with a quest and a camera, capturing the interaction
between the youth and the elderly, dominos and cards, open fire hydrants and the
infamous NYC grill. The summer of 2011 will be my last year documenting block
The goal of my project is to self-publish Block
Party - Soul of Summer. Currently, there are no books documenting the history of NYC block parties; there is a need for this work to be shared. Importantly, Block Party - Soul of Summer celebrates New Yorkers across race and class,
sharing regional pride from different neighborhoods.
How will this book project get done?
Develop + Process + Lab Print + Edit + Edit again + Scan + Design +Text +
Layout + Edit one last time = PRINT
summer of 2011 I will be photographing over 50 NYC block parties. Once
that process is done, the complete body of work from 2006 – 2011, will be
edited by three renown NYC photographers. In tandem, two writers will submit
their essays on the history of block parties in addition to an editorial of the
photographs. Next the book will move forward to the design and layout stage. Last but
not least, Block Party - Soul of Summer will go to print.
What will the funding support?
successful Kickstarter campaign, the money received will pay for lab
processing, prints, and professional high resolution scans. The funds will also cover the payment fees to the
designer, writers, photo editors and the copy editor. And most significantly,
the donations will complete the final stage and cost of printing and publishing the first edition of Block Party – Soul of Summer.
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