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Samantha Box in conversation

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Event:
Samantha Box in conversation
Start:
February 25, 2013 8:00 PM
End:
February 25, 2013 10:00 PM
Organizer:
Greg
Phone:
6464570859
contact@bgsqd.com
Updated:
February 13, 2013
Venue:
Bureau of General Services–Queer Division
Phone:
6464570859
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Strange Loop Gallery, 27 Orchard St., New York, NY, 10002, United States
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Photographer Samantha Box will discuss her photographs with Alexis Heller. Box’s exhibition Invisible, currently on view, is presented by Strange Loop Gallery and the Bureau of General Services–Queer Division.

Since 2005, Samantha Box has dedicated herself to documenting New York City’s community of homeless lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) youth.

Her on-going project, INVISIBLE, has been recognized by the Anthropographia Award for Photography and Human Rights, EN FOCO, and the New York Foundation for the Arts. It has been widely exhibited, most notably, in 2010 at The Sanctuary for Independent Media in Troy, NY, and in 2011 as part of the Open Society Institute’s “Moving Walls #18” exhibition. INVISIBLE is fiscally sponsored by the Blue Earth Alliance; images from this project are part of EN FOCO’s permanent collection.

INVISIBLE has been featured on The Raw File, 100eyes Magazine, and on TIME magazine’s LightBox blog.

Samantha was born in Kingston, Jamaica, was raised in Edison, New Jersey and is now based in Brooklyn, New York.

Alexis Heller is a social worker, storyteller and advocate who has worked to empower LGBTQ youth in settings such as foster care, shelters, drop-in centers and schools. She is currently the founder/director of The Hear Me ROAR! Project and Coalition for Queer Youth, and is curating an LGBTQ homeless youth focused exhibition at Leslie-Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art this July.

Please note that the Bureau is closed on Mondays. We will open at 7 PM for this event, which will begin at 8 PM.

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