The Heart Gallery NYC exhibition will take place on November 16th, 2015 from 6:00 – 8:00 PM at the Prince George Ballroom, 15 East 27th Street, NYC. To RSVP, please visit http://www.eyesofthehomelessnyc.org/event. For more information on “Through the Eyes of the Homeless,” including press contacts, behind the scene images and participant portraits, please visit http://www.eyesofthehomelessnyc.org/.
Press release (via Photography Blog)
Adorama and Canon Support Heart Gallery NYC “Through the Eyes of the Homeless” Project
Adorama and Canon provide cameras and photography training for homeless as part of awareness initiative; Photo gallery opens to the public on November 16, 2015
New York, NY – November 16, 2015 – Adorama, one of the world’s largest photography, video and audio, imaging and electronics retailers, is joining forces with camera manufacturer Canon to support the Heart Gallery NYC and the NYC Department of Homeless Services initiative “Through the Eyes of the Homeless” by providing 25 Canon PowerShot G7-X compact cameras and photography training to homeless. The Heart Gallery NYC initiative empowers homeless individuals while raising awareness around the lack of affordable housing in NYC through photography. Under the mentorship of professional Canon photographers, 14 currently or previously homeless individuals were asked to photograph the city, capturing their unique perspectives of New York City. The strongest photos were chosen for a gallery presentation that will be on exhibit to the public at the Prince George Ballroom, opening Monday November 16th, and subsequently featured in City Hall.