In the Shadows of This New World : A Summer of 2020 Scrapbook
Sidewalk Launch Party with Ben Charles Trogdon and Friends
April 24, 2021
2 - 6pm EST
Please join us for the launch of In the Shadows of This New World: A Summer of 2020 Scrapbook. This scrapbook is a collection of 35mm film photos and collages by Ben Charles Trogdon (Editor/Publisher - Nuts! and Tattoo Punk ZIne), accompanied by interviews and short stories about NYC summer 2020. Huge protests, the pandemic, violence, COVID anxiety, heat, humidity, rats, roaches, cops, blue medical masks, pepper spray: the scrapbook serves as a visual document aiming to capture the joy, rage, compassion, and community felt by a group of friends as they navigated their ever-changing environment.
The launch event embraces the group of friends that inspired the scrapbook. The people in the scrapbook’s pages are fellow artists, community organizers and unique beings. At this event they will have spaces to showcase their work, passions and livelihoods. It’s a sidewalk art fair / flea market / socially distanced party to reflect on the summer of 2020 and what we learned from it. This a reminder to continue to push towards a new, better future.