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Brooklyn in the 1970s: A Photographic Journey

March 16 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Location: Zoom Videoconference

Join us for this live webinar on Tuesday, March 16th at 7:00 PM EST

During the month of March, New Canaan Library celebrates “One Author New Canaan” and the literary works of award-winning author Jacqueline Woodson with programming that supports, and honors themes found throughout her work.

Brooklyn, as it was in decades past and present, is the setting for a great deal of Jacqueline Woodson’s books. Join professional photographer and native Brooklynite Larry Racioppo via live videoconference on Thursday, March 18 at 7 PM EST for an immersive look at how he has documented the borough of Brooklyn (and New York City) for over 40 years.

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Larry Racioppo’s presentation includes photographs from his collection and features many of his Brooklyn-based photo projects such as Brooklyn Churches, Theatres, Coney Island and Prospect Park, as well as photographs and photographic equipment, books, ephemera, and archival material from his storied career. His latest book “Brooklyn Before” highlights the vitality of his native Brooklyn, stretching from historic Park Slope to the beginnings of Windsor Terrace and Sunset Park. HIs black and white photographs pull one in, stretching memories back more than forty years to long-lost recollections of life on the streets and in apartment homes,  depicting the intimacy and roughness of life in a working-class community of Irish American, Italian American, and Puerto Rican families with honesty and insight.

 

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Date:
March 16
Time:
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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