Wednesday, October 3, 2018

You're Invited To Four Freedoms Park Capture Your Freedom Photography Exhibit Opening Reception At Roosevelt Island's Gallery RIVAA Saturday October 6

Roosevelt Island's Gallery RIVAA is hosting an opening reception for the Capture Your Freedom photo exhibition on Saturday October 6. According to Gallery RIVAA:

Capture Your Freedom

Saturday, October 6, 2018 to Sunday, November 11, 2018

Opening reception: Saturday, October 6th from 5-7pm

A photography exhibition presented by Four Freedoms Park Conservancy,United Photo Industries, and Gallery RIVAA.
The FDR Four Freedoms Park Conservancy adds:

Capture Your Freedom, a photographic exhibition exploring the meaning of the four freedoms today, will be presented on sixteen large-scale photographic panels corresponding to each of the four freedoms. The exhibit is the culmination of Four Freedoms Park Conservancy’s annual photo contest which encouraged participants to explore the meaning and legacy of the four freedoms and how they relate to our lives today. Four Freedoms Park Conservancy partnered with United Photo Industries (UPI), the pioneering Brooklyn-based producer of public photography installations and events, to produce Four Freedoms Park Conservancy’s annual photo contest and exhibition.

The exhibition, which was first displayed at Franklin D. Roosevelt Four Freedoms State Park in June 2018, will open at Gallery RIVAA from October 6 – November 11, 2018; the opening reception will be held on October 6 from 5pm-7pm. Gallery RIVAA, located in the heart of Roosevelt Island, opened in the hub of Main Street, and is dedicated to promoting Roosevelt Island as the “Island of Art” link between Manhattan and Long Island City.

The participating artists include Ruthie Abel, Inbal Abergil, Patricia Ackerman, Kisha Bari, Susan Barnett, Sara Bennett, Paolo Bona, Valeria Bove, Vidhyaa C, Argus Paul Estabrook, Tom Finke, Carlos Gonzalez, Eliza Hatch, Louise Hon̩e, Ed Kashi, William King, Ryan Koopmans, Gioia Kuss, Jason Little, Liu Liu, Jorge Lopez Munoz, Calli McCaw, Marla Mossman, Fabian Muir, Cletus Nelson Nwadike, Hector Rene, Whitney Welshimer, Emma Williams, and Mohammad Zoyari.

To curate this public exhibition, Four Freedoms Park Conservancy and UPI assembled a panel of esteemed photo editors and human rights advocates, who offered their time, energy, and years of experience to this monumental exhibition. The selection committee for Capture your Freedom was comprised of Penny Abeywardena, Commissioner, New York City Mayor's Office For International Affairs; Yvette Alberdingk Thijm, Executive Director of Witness; Nathalie Applewhite, Managing Director of the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting; Geoffrey Berliner, Executive Director of the Penumbra Foundation; Emma Raynes, Director of Programs at the Magnum Foundation; Maggie Soladay, Photography Editor at the Open Society Foundations in New York.

Presented by Gallery RIVAA, and Four Freedoms Park Conservancy in partnership with United Photo Industries, the exhibition Capture your Freedom is generously supported by FUJIFILM North American Corporation.