MY BROOKLYN EXHIBITION OPENS AT BROOKLYN PUBLIC LIBRARY Winning Photography and Essays Share Personal Stories About Brooklyn

June 27, 2005

Winning Photography and Essays Share Personal Stories About Brooklyn

Brooklyn Public Library's "My Brooklyn" exhibition opens Tuesday, June 28, 2005 and features winning entries from a recent photography and essay contest that asked both Brooklynites and non-Brooklynites to share their personal stories about what makes Brooklyn special. The exhibition showcases the 24 winning photographs and essays selected from more than 200 entrants of all ages. For the second year, the exhibition will feature winners from a new category, "Best Photographs."

The exhibition consists of photography and essays from juvenile, young adult and adult age categories. Entries were judged and selected based on creativity, originality and a representation of the spirit of Brooklyn. The photographs depict scenes from Brooklyn’s past and present in black and white and color. Each essay relates different experiences or ideas with Brooklyn as the common theme.

"Maybe Thomas Wolfe was right. Maybe it would take a guy a lifetime to know Brooklyn t'roo and t'roo, and maybe even then he wouldn't know it all. Now, I know big talk doesn't fly in Brooklyn, but with a nod to Mr. Wolfe, I'm going to say that I got a pretty good handle on Brooklyn… Brooklyn is America's city." -Jeffrey Heilman, "My Brooklyn" Exhibition

Tuesday, June 28, 2005
(Exhibit open through August 13, 2005)

6 p.m. / Exhibition Preview and
Special reception with winners

Brooklyn Public Library / Central Library / Grand Army Plaza, Brooklyn
(Reception will be held in Central Library's 2nd Floor Auditorium)

Photographs and essays in the "My Brooklyn" exhibition will become part of Brooklyn Public Library’s Brooklyn Collection, a special collection focused on the history of Brooklyn from its early days to the present. The exhibition is sponsored by Brooklyn Public Library and Con Edison.

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