#43 Rafael Herrin-Ferri introduced by David Rothenberg, June 8

Join us on Wednesday, June 8 at 8:00 pm for an artist talk event at Espresso 77 cafe at 35-57 77th St, Jackson Heights, NY 11372. Come early to settle in and grab a seat. There will be a special Happy Hour extending from 7 pm to 8 pm.

The evening will begin with JHAT veteran photographer David Rothenberg discussing and showing images from his recent book Roosevelt Station.

David will be followed by architect/artist Rafael Herrin-Ferri who will give a 30-40 minute presentation about his recent book All the Queens Houses.

A Q&A will follow these presentations, as well as time to socialize afterwards.

Talks are free, but the purchase of a drink and/or food item is requested on behalf of our venue sponsor.

Go to our FB events page for the livestream.

Artist bios:

David Rothenberg is a photographer and educator living in New York. In recent years, Rothenberg has made his home borough of Queens the subject of several major projects. He has produced two books of his work with the publisher ROMAN NVMERALS including Landing Lights Park, which TIME named one of the best photography books of 2018. Rothenberg was the recipient of the PHOTO 2021 x Perimeter International Photobook Prize for his book Roosevelt Station. In 2019, Rothenberg was awarded the Peters S. Reed Foundation Grant for photography. Rothenberg’s photographs have been published in The New York Times, Hyperallergic, Libération, Die Zeit and The New Yorker. His work is in the permanent collection of the Museum of the City of New York and numerous library special collections including the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, MoMA, and the Amon Carter Museum of American Art. Rothenberg received an MFA from Bard College and a BFA from Parsons School of Design.

David’s Instagram

Rafael Herrin-Ferri is a Spanish-born architect/artist living in Sunnyside, Queens. He received a B.Arch from Cornell University in 1996 and has lived and worked in San Francisco and Barcelona before settling in New York City in 2003 with his wife and daughter.

All the Queens Houses is an ongoing photography project looking at the themes of identity, differentiation, and adaptation as expressed in the low-rise housing stock of the New York City borough of Queens. This includes row-housing, semi-detached two-family houses, detached single-family houses of the early twentieth century, and more contemporary three to five-story apartment buildings on small lots. It is an attempt to reflect the incredible diversity of the borough’s population in its built environment. 

Rafael’s Instagram

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