Story by Sherry Mazzocchi
No shots of Kim Kardashian’s prosperous posterior appear in the latest photography exhibit of the Northern Manhattan Arts Alliance (NoMAA).
Instead, “Selfless Selfies” seeks to capture a far rarer beauty, that of Northern Manhattan’s rich land and streetscapes and its unexpected diversity – all from an insider’s perspective.
Curator Michael Palma explained that the show features 30 photographers, all from above 96th Street.
“We wanted photographers to broadly interpret what a ‘selfless selfie’ meant,” he said. “This is not an outsider coming in a neighborhood and taking pictures.”
Moreover, the black-and-white photos provide a direct intimacy to viewers.
“We didn’t want people to be distracted by color,” said Palma.
NoMAA’s Executive Director Sandra García-Betancourt said the show is possibly the most popular to date. And with reason- it is easy to sink in the richness of these photos.
“Selfless Selfies” has been extended until January 16, 2015! For more information, please visit nomaanyc.org or call 212.568.4396.