"As I observed almost four years ago about Project Lives—the book of photographic self-portrayals by New York public housing residents, with imagery intertwining revelatory text—it is always inspiring to see the scorned and disenfranchised take control of their lives. Now comes the book and documentary Second Chance Lives about cameras turned over to the city's probationers, the latest effort by the non-profit Seeing for Ourselves. Once again, we recognize how connected we all remain. Once again, the photographs open our eyes and warm our hearts. Once again, our concerns for social justice broaden and deepen."          --NOAM CHOMSKY

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    PAST EXHIBITS

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    Denise Bibro Fine Art

    SEPTEMBER 5-15, 2019

     

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    Hunter East Harlem Gallery

    MARCH 8-31, 2019

     

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    powerHouse Arena

    OCTOBER 3-7, 2019

     

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                  NEWS

    The New York City
    Department of Probation
    allocates $80K for participant cameras and commercial opportunities, along with $10K for exhibits.

                            THE UNTOLD STORY

                       OF AMERICA'S DOMINANT

                    CRIMINAL JUSTICE SANCTION

    The Museum of the City of New York features participants' photos in its Covid Stories social media account.

           Coming Soon

    Ghost & Company

    of South Portland, Maine

    signs up as our literary agent.

    True Life Media

    of Portland, Maine knee-deep

    in editing our documentary,

    which is to be previewed

    at Cape Elizabeth's

    Thomas Memorial Library

    prior to premiering

    at the Islip Art Museum symposium

    at Touro Law Center in May.

     

       UPCOMING EVENTS

    MEDIA COVERAGE

    20/20 VISION:

    ACTIVISM THROUGH THE LENS

    Denise Bibro Fine Art

    MARCH 19-APRIL 4

    Exhibit Opening: March 19, 6:00 PM

    Opening postponed due

    to health emergency

    Take the tour now!

     

    "A unique lens on community."

         -- NY1-TV

    PANEL DISCUSSION

    Columbia University

    School of Social Work

    MARCH 24

    Postponed due

    to health emergency

     

    "Each photo depicting what they see through a lens. Their stories. Their neighborhood struggles. And beauty."

         -- News12 Bronx

    SECOND CHANCES

    Islip Art Museum

    APRIL 1-JUNE 30

    Workshops April 21-23, 10AM

    Exhibition Opening: April 25, 1PM

    Symposium, May 16, 1PM

    All postponed due to health emergency

     

    "Andre Whitehead speaks of probation with something like reverance."

         -- The Philadelphia Inquirer

    OUTDOOR EXHIBIT/WORKSHOP

    Governor's Island

    Date to be set soon

     

    "I can't wait to see what you do next!"

         -- Here and Now, WABC-TV

                          The follow-up to
               the globally acclaimed first book
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    Seeing for Ourselves

    A 501(c)(3) non-profit

     

    For additional information please contact:  Seeing for Ourselves  |  info@seeingforourselves.org

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