East Village: 1984 and 2014
A photo journey with Daniel Root

In 1984 Dan Root took some photographs for a book that a friend of a friend was going to write about the changing East Village. For a couple of months he took pictures, when time and money allowed, of this changing neighborhood. The book was never written (of course?) and the photographs were put away.

Last year Dan revisited those locations and photographed them again. Most were vastly different than they were 30 years ago. He embarked upon a project of framing the original photos and placing them at these sites. Residents and visitors were able to see how much the East Village has changed, and a Tumblr page brought international attention to this photographic documentation.

Thursday, May 7, 2015
10:02 am

Sixth Street Community Center
638 East 6th Street, between Avenue B and Avenue C