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Brewerytown Clothing Bazaar

Tieshka Smith’s Photographs – A Celebration of Brewerytown

Next City’s Storefront for Urban Innovation is currently home to a community based photo project by Philadelphia-based street photographer Tieshka Smith (to February 16). The exhibition, “Portraits of Brewerytown,” provides a thoughtful look into the North Philadelphia neighborhood and its inhabitants. Smith’s photos highlight leaders and long standing members of the community engaging in their projects and professions, giving the viewer a glimpse into the vital relationship these individuals have with their neighborhood. Her work confronts the area’s reputation as a crime and poverty-stricken neighborhood and counters this by focusing on the uniquely positive and vibrant personality of the population. ... More » »