Life in Flatbush A Multimedia Installation

July 28, 2005 - August 13, 2005
Central Library, Lobby Gallery

Artist Talk: Tuesday, July 12, 6 PM, Lobby Gallery

Life in Flatbush

A Multimedia Installation

by Photographer Gregg Richards

Flatbush is the closet thing to home before my yearly visits to my homeland Jamaica.

A place where I can go to purchase groceries not found in any grocery store in Manhattan.

A place where I can go to hear my native dialect and a collage of other dialects spoken by other Caribbean islanders who call this neighborhood home.

I've tried to capture what I consider the essence of Flatbush: its people, its diversity and its assortment of intermingling cultures.

Gregg Richards is a native of Jamaica who immigrated to the United States in the late 1980s. While attending New York City Technical College, he was introduced to the world of photography. Richards's portraiture provides revealing insights into the character of his subjects. His recent work provided an intriguing take on events that took place during the Republican National Convention in New York City. He is currently working on a documentary that will delve further into the uniqueness of the Flatbush community.

Lobby Gallery exhibitions are supported by a grant from The Greenwall Foundation.