This upcoming First Friday!!
Nowhere But Here presented by Jeffrey Stockbridge.
Opening Reception: Friday, June 3, 2011, 6 – 10 pm
The most recent body of work by photographer Jeffrey Stockbridge chronicles the daily life of Kensington Avenue’s forlorn residents as they battle to survive an environment overcome by drugs and prostitution. Nowhere But Here, currently in progress, stems from Stockbridge’s previous work documenting the disquieting interiors of abandoned houses in Philadelphia. With a sentiment not unfamiliar, Stockbridge has taken up portraiture backed by his signature use of his 4×5 view camera and available light. Intrigued by the nature of addiction, Stockbridge turns his camera on the prostitutes and drug addicts, who, in their quest to survive, exude strength out of a crippling weakness. Caught in the grip of their addiction, these individuals endure unthinkable pain on a daily basis and do whatever it takes to stay alive except for getting clean.