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Fading Ads of NYC – the book

Chelsea Fading Ad Photoshoot with WSJ Photographer, Mark Abramson

© Mark Abramson

© Mark Abramson

© Mark Abramson

© Mark Abramson

© Mark Abramson

© Mark Abramson

© Mark Abramson

© Mark Abramson

© Mark Abramson

  • Signs of Times Past and Passing by Lana Bortolot for the Wall Street Journal - Dec 9th, 2011

Wall Street Journal – article by Lana Bortolot

WW Grainger Billboard – Canal Street NYC – 1998

Fading Ads of NYC (History Press, 2011) – Special Effects by Snapseed – © Frank H. Jump

The Man Who Would Not Fade: A Survivor’s Refusal to Be Forgotten by Sion Fullana – Beacon Reader



© Sion Fullana

Finally!!!! Here’s my 2nd story on my “Extraordinary Everyday New Yorkers” on Beacon Reader. And I’m truly proud of it!

It is an absolute pleasure to be able to share the inspiring story of Frank H Jump, artist, teacher, activist, SURVIVOR… 30 years living with HIV, a situation he turned around from the start to inspire him to live life fully and create, which he did with his extraordinary project “The Fading Ad campaign”. And how great to be able to publish today… on Frank’s actual 54th birthday. Thank you, dear Frank, for opening the door and your heart to me and let me tell your story. Thank you to our common darling friend, Ruth, who made it possible for our paths to cross. You are such an inspiration.

Much love and happy birthday, Frank!!! To many many more (healthy and creative) years!!! – Sion Fullana


Seeing the World Through the Lens of HIV:  – A workshop with Frank Jump @ NYPL East 125th Street, Harlem



Thursday, March 13, 2014

AT 3:30PM–4:30PM


Seeing the World Through the Lens of HIV: ‘The City’ Reveals a Metaphor for Survival – A workshop with Frank Jump

“Learning you have a virus that may ultimately kill you changes the way you see the world,” says photographer Frank Jump. It was with this in mind that he began to see and interact with the world differently. In this workshop Frank will share his journey bringing together, the city, art and survival and by the end you will be invited to see the world differently and have new skills on how to share your vision.

Programs are free and begin at 3:30pm.
No previous art experience is required.
Materials will be provided.
Ages 12 to 18

Frank H. Jump, is a photographer whose work has been exhibited at the New-York Historical Society, the Williamsburg Art and Historical Center, and featured by The New York Times, The London Observer, Archaeology Magazine, New York Magazine, and many other publications. Jump is the author of Fading Ads of New York City (History Press, 2011) and the Fading Ad Blog. He is an Instructional Technology specialist at the New York City Department of Education. Jump is a long-term survivor of HIV and a founding member of the AIDS activist group ACT UP. He has been a member of the Visual AIDS archive since 1997 and was the 2012 recipient of the Visual AIDS Vanguard Award (VAVA Voom).

Visual AIDS teams up with the New York Public Library to present a series of artist workshops for young adults in conjunction with their exhibition, WHY WE FIGHT: Remembering AIDS Activism. This series of interactive workshops, lead by artists living with HIV, will take place at library branches across Manhattan and the Bronx. Participants will gain artistic and creative skills, and learn more about HIV/AIDS history and activism.

MAC AIDS Fund is the Lead Corporate Sponsor of the Why We Fight exhibition and related programming.This exhibition is made possible through the generosity of Hermes Mallea and Carey Maloney, with additional support from the LGBT Initiative of The New York Public Library. Time Warner is a founding supporter of the LGBT Initiative.Support for The New York Public Library’s Exhibitions Program has been provided by Celeste Bartos, Sue and Edgar Wachenheim III, Mahnaz Ispahani Bartos and Adam Bartos Exhibitions Fund, and Jonathan Altman.

Seeing the World Through the Lens of HIV:  – A workshop with Frank Jump — Visual AIDS.

Remembering Reckitt’s Blue – 622 Washington Avenue – Prospect Heights, Brooklyn

From the book Fading Ads of NYC (History Press, 2011) © Frank H. Jump

Other Reckitt’s Blue posts on FAB.

Heinz Factory Revisited – Lefferts Gardens/Crown Heights, Brooklyn

Taken in 1998 – Scan from 35mm Ektachrome slide – From the book Fading Ads of NYC (History Press, 2011) © Frank H. Jump

Check out Eating in Translation!

Oil Heats Best – Costs Less – Wakefield – Bronx, NY

White Plains Road – From the book Fading Ads of NYC (History Press, 2011) © Frank H. Jump

Queens Native Captures Ghost Ads On Film | www.qgazette.com | Queens Gazette

Queens native Frank Jump has been photographing the fleeting images of “ghost ads” around the five boroughs for years.

In a city which is eternally evolving, the new is perpetually being built on the debris of the past. But a movement to preserve the city’s vanishing landscapes has emerged. For more than 20 years, Jump has been documenting the fading ads that are visible, but less often seen, all over New York City. Disappearing from the sides of buildings or hidden by new construction, these signs are remnants of lost eras of New York’s consumer history.

These gorgeous images captured on color film have now been compiled into an authoritative tome on the subject entitled, Fading Ads Of New York City (History Press). – J.Antos, Queens Gazette

READ MORE AT: Queens Native Captures Ghost Ads On Film | www.qgazette.com | Queens Gazette.

? Oil – Cures Sore Throats As Soon As Applied – For Sale By Druggist – Reeve Sign Co – Williamsburg, Brooklyn

From the book Fading Ads of NYC (History Press, 2011) © Frank H. Jump

Reeve Sign Co © Frank H. Jump


Get A Room! – Hotel Irvin – ‘From $2.50 & Up’ – Midtown, NYC 1997

From The Fading Ads of NYC (History Press, 2011) © Frank H. Jump