exhibition
What's the Hook?

Date
May 24 – June 1, 2008
Opening Reception
May 24, 2008
Curated By
Harriet Zucker
Artists
Ralphie, Jason Adams, Sarah Baley, Brad Barkett, Albert Barnes, Stephen Barth, Patrick Bennett, Kathleen Bennett, David Biello, Tom Callan, Denise Carbonell, Tracy Collins, Chris Curran, Karni Dorell, Jade Doskow, Amy Eckstein, Charlotte Ehrhardt, E.M. Farmer, Reg Flowers, Philip Greenberg, David Grossman, Mike Hefferman, Debra P. Hershkowitz, Isaura Horenstein, Sam Horine, Brian Hughes, Linda LaBella, Maddy Lederman, David N. Lewis, Jennifer Liseo, Bettina Magi, Jeri Makovec, T. Marquez, Cynthia Medina, Florence Neal, Thom O'Connor, Mike Olshan, Sabrina Palazzolla, Mary Prlain, PS #27 Summer Camp, Red Hook Youth Photography Project, Alex Richmond, Deborah Romano, Nancy Sadler, Carolina Salguero, Anne Samachson, Ed Satterwhite, Patrick Scully, Sonja Shield, Teri Slotkin, P.W. Sones, George Stainback, Julie Staub, Tara Striano, Andy Vernon-Jones, Lara Wechsler, Jessica Wegener, Courtney Weinstein, Jie Siang Yong, Harriet Zucker



exhibition Images

What's the Hook?
[BLANK]

What's the Hook?
[BLANK]

What's the Hook?
[BLANK]

What's the Hook?
[BLANK]

What's the Hook?
Installation view 1

What's the Hook?
Installation view 2



Press and Promotion

What's the Hook?
Poster

About the exhibition

The first of six summer exhibitions of photos taken of the Red Hook community by the Red Hook community. 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 to submit images captured during the week of August 12th - August 19th, 2007. Kids at PS #27, their neighbors at the Senior Center and many local residents were given single-use cameras. Other people just used their own cameras. In seven ordinary days more than 120 people produced 1000 extraordinary photos of what Red Hook means to them. Images of all kinds, from all kinds of people. From the vendors at the ball fields to the crew of the Crown Princess at the Container Port. Old-timers and newcomers, professionals and amateurs, dog-walkers and drivers, shopkeepers, chefs, artists, vets -- even the UPS guy. What’s the Hook? was created in part to bring the community together to help RECORD, REMEMBER and REDEFINE the changing face of Red Hook.