"Being Human" w/ Jeffrey Stockbridge discussing his KENSINGTON BLUES
Please join us for an evening of poetry and prose inspired by the work of
award-winning Philadelphia photographer Jeffrey Stockbridge!
Jeffrey Stockbridge will be here with us to discuss his ongoing project
Photographer Jeffrey Stockbridge has been documenting the opioid crisis in the neighborhood of Kensington in North Philadelphia for the past decade. His widely acclaimed book, Kensington Blues, published in 2017, pairs large-format color photographs of people struggling to survive their addiction with audio transcripts and journal entries composed by the subjects themselves. This multi-year collaboration began as a personal project and evolved into a blog, book and multiple exhibitions. During his presentation, Stockbridge will present photographs, audio recordings and videos that chart the evolution of his process as a photographer/artist/documentarian. He will also discuss the changes happening in the neighborhood and Philadelphia’s proposed overdose prevention site.
Joining Jeffrey, we will have the sharp-penned, expansive-minded, lion-hearted writers of Melissa Jensen's Creative Writing course, "Being Human," who will read poetry and prose inspired by the question "What does it mean to be?" and by Jeffrey's Kensignton Blues project.
JEFFREY STOCKBRIDGE is a photographer and fine-art printer based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Stockbridge graduated from Drexel University with a BS in Photography in 2005. His work has been featured in numerous solo and group exhibitions, including The National Portrait Gallery in London, The Delaware Center for Contemporary Art and The Philadelphia Museum of Art. Stockbridge’s first monograph, Kensington Blues, was published in 2017 to critical acclaim. He is a recipient of a Pennsylvania Council on the Arts Grant, an Independence Foundation Fellowship Grant and a CFEVA Fellowship. His work has been featured in The New York Times Magazine, Time Magazine and The Telegraph UK.
Wednesday, May 1, 2019 - 6:30pm to 8:00pm
Penn Book Center
130 S. 34th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104