January 8, 2010

Photographers of Pathways to Housing at Soho Photo


Illuminating Myself © QUEENS PHOTO GROUP

  Illuminating Myself © QUEENS PHOTO GROUP
  Courtesy Soho Photo Gallery, New York


Portraits in Deep: the Photographers of Pathways to Housing is the Soho Photo Gallery January’s guest exhibition: January 5 – January 30, 2010. The 20 digital color images in this show are the culmination of a three-year project by the photographers under the tutelage of Pamela Parlapiano. She encouraged her students to photograph each other as the creative individuals they are rather than how people expected them to be because they were formerly homeless or dealing with mental illness.

Pamela Parlapiano says, “This project is in keeping with my life’s work of showing that just because people are challenged in one area of their life doesn’t mean they aren’t gifted in another.” She has been teaching photography at Pathways to Housing since its inception in 1989. Over the years, she has witnessed how photography can be transformative in the way her students view themselves and how others view them. Pamela Parlapiano states that Portraits in Deep is a project that explores and flaunts the creative side of her students; they have photographed each other as the unique people they are—volatile, creative and free of convention—the very same traits that contribute to great art. www.pathwaystohousing.org

This is a great project and exhibition. Congrats to the photographers from Wanafoto.

Soho Photo Gallery has been showcasing a broad spectrum of imagery by emerging and veteran photographers since 1971. The Gallery is located in New York City’s historic TriBeCa district, three blocks south of Canal Street between West Broadway and Sixth Avenue. Subways: #1 to Franklin Street or the A, C, E, W, N, R or #6 to Canal Street. Get updates on Facebook.com/ Sohophotogallery