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Jo Ann Santangelo: Walking the Block
Jo Ann Santangelo @ B. Hollyman Gallery
June 4 – July 2, 2011
Preview: First Thursday, June 2, 6-8pm
Opening Reception: Sat., June 4, 6-8pm
Artist Talk: Sat., June 11, 1pm
In 2008, Jo Ann Santangelo began work on ‘Walking the Block’, a series of black and white photographs documenting the LGBT community of New York City’s Christopher Street, located in the West Village. Home to the Stonewall Inn, the street was at the center of the gay rights movement in the late 1970s. Santangelo focused on one block in particular, hangout and rallying point for New York’s gay black community. Throughout countless nights on Christopher Street, Santangelo was accepted into the tight-knit community; the relationships formed are evident in her present and intimate portraits and street scenes.
Santangelo attended the International Center of Photography in New York in 2008, where she was awarded The New York Times Foundation Scholarship and interned with Eugene Richards. After two years of documenting the Christopher Street scene and LGBT Veterans, Jo Ann relocated back to Austin, where she continues her photographic career.
1202-a W. 6th Street 78703 (Located adjacent to Wally Workman Gallery)
Gallery hours: Tues-Sat 10-5, or by appt.
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