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What's The Hook?

What's the Hook? is a community-based photography project designed to document a single week in the life of Red Hook, Brooklyn, one of New York City's most unique and rapidly changing neighborhoods. Last summer, What's the Hook? asked people of all backgrounds—some professional photographers, most not—to submit images captured during the week of August 12th - 19th 2007.

Open to locals and visitors alike, What's the Hook? encouraged submissions from photographers of all ages, backgrounds, and experience levels.  Photographers ranged in age from 6 to 85. Local children, including a group from Good Shepherd Services summer program at PS 27 and seniors from the Red Hook Senior Center, were given single-use cameras.

In seven ordinary days more than 120 people produced over 1000 extraordinary photos of what Red Hook means to them.  All these amazing photos – taken everywhere from the pupusa vendors at the ball fields to the deck of the Crown Princess in the Red Hook Container Port – can be seen online at http://flickr.com/groups/whatsthehook/pool

Brooklyn Waterfront Artist's   Coalition (BWAC)
Beard St. Warehouse
499 Van Brunt St.
September 13th - Oct 26

This summer, beginning in May, 2008, a representative group of approximately 300 photos will be exhibited in six neighborhood locations. Click here for the exhibiton schedule.

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