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Fading Ads of the Village: A Lecture by Frank Jump @ Greenwich Village Society for Historic Preservation

Fading Ads of the Village: A Lecture by Frank Jump

Wednesday, November 28
6:30 – 8:00 p.m.
Washington Square Institute, 41-51 East 11th Street, 4th Floor
Free; reservations required
RSVP to [email protected] or 212-475-9585 ext. 35

From New York’s iconic skyline to its side alleys, the new is perpetually being built on the debris of the past. For nearly twenty years, Frank Jump has been documenting the fading ads that are visible, but less often seen, all over New York. Disappearing from the sides of buildings or hidden by new construction, these signs are remnants of lost eras of New York’s life. This photo-documentary is also a study of time and space, of mortality and living, as Jump’s campaign to capture the ads mirrors his own struggle with HIV. During this presentation that will focus on the fading ads of the Village, experience the ads–shot with vintage Kodachrome film–and the meaning they carry through acclaimed photographer and urban documentarian Frank Jump’s lens. His book,Fading Ads of New York, will be available for sale and signing. 

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