Family Life on the Lower East Side:
Photos by John Milisenda

John Milisenda grew up in the East Village/Lower East Side and has been photographing his neighborhood and his family for 50 years. For a Village Preservation program in March, he showed a collection of his photos featuring images of his school friends and others in the neighborhood. Many wanted to see more, so we are pleased that John could offer this new collection of photographs of his mother, father and developmentally disabled brother, showing a unique perspective of one family’s life in the neighborhood.

John’s photography has appeared in over 130 shows. He has taught photography at Drexel University, the New School For Social Research, and Parsons School of Design. His photographs are in many collections including The Museum of Modern Art, New Orleans Museum of Modern Art and the Harry Ransom Museum. He has received numerous grants and awards including a National Endowment of the Arts Award.

Tuesday, August 12, 2014
6:30 pm

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