Community Heroes is a collaboration with a number of local churches and community organizations, including: Trellis, Nice Think, Liberty City, Trinity Grace Park Slope, Apostles Brooklyn, and Bindery NYC. The collaborative projects highlight and celebrate the lives of everyday people living and serving in overlooked and often neglected neighborhoods.
The photo installations and documentary have been on display recently in Brooklyn at a number of fun events, including a festival in Fort Green, PHOTOVILLE (a FREE annual festival photo installation at Brooklyn Bridge Park. This modular venue built from re-purposed shipping containers has become the largest annual photographic event in New York City and among the most-attended photographic events nationwide welcoming over 72,000 visitors), where this year Community Heroes was featured as one of the installations! During the showing there were opportunities to meet some of the heroes.
A documentary was also screened at BRIC – B-Scene Documentary Night (a night for visitors to view locally produced documentaries that tell unique stories rooted in culture and community). Community Heroes was one of three projects screened followed by a forum and audience Q and A about the projects. Some of the heroes highlighted were also at the event for a meet and greet.