The New York Review of Books, April 23, 2015
Shadows of residents of a housing project in Red Hook, Brooklyn, 2011: photograph by Jared Wellington, a twelve-year-old workshop participant, from Project Lives: New York Public Housing Residents Photograph Their World.
New York, April 2, 2015
"I had taken a pic of my cousin Jamara," writes Aaliyah Colon, an 11-year-old resident of the Manhattanville Houses in Harlem.
Brooklyn Magazine, April 7, 2015
Tonight at Power House Arena you can pick up a copy of Project Lives, a new book of photographs taken by dozens of New York City public housing residents.
PIX11-TV, April 10, 2015
For years public housing in and around New York City has undeniably developed a reputation for being riddled with crime and disrepair.
We Heart (UK), April 29, 2015
It's hard to believe, when you see their portrayals in film and on TV, that American public housing was once a good news story.
Refinery29, May 7, 2015
As of January 2015, over 403,000 people call New York City housing projects home; another 212,000 live in semi-privatized public housing (where the city pays landlords to provide affordable residences).
Long Island Press, July 27, 2015
Beginning in 2010 a nonprofit group called Seeing for Ourselves trained over 200 residents living in New York City’s housing projects in photography, gave them Kodak disposable cameras, and sent them out to document their day-to-day lives.
aCurator, April 4, 2015
The photographs making up the new powerHouse book Project Lives were created by residents of New York's housing projects.
The L Magazine, April 7, 2015
Get an in-depth look at the unstable climates of New York’s 334 housing projects, told not by sensationalists, but by the individuals with intimate knowledge of these forgotten, helpless environments.
Dazed and Confused (UK), April 8, 2015
Armed with a Kodak camera, residents take charge of their self-image in one of the largest participatory photography projects yet
am new york, April 13, 2015
“The neighborhood I am in is so surprising,” writes Jared Wellington, a 13-year-old resident of the Red Hook Houses in Brooklyn.
Slate Magazine, April 30, 2015
During the Depression, New York City became the birthplace of public housing when it replaced unsafe tenements with towering apartment buildings to house the city's poorest residents.
Independent Sources, CUNY-TV, May 27, 2015
The Leonard Lopate Show, WNYC NPR, July 23, 2015
Project Lives: New York Public Housing Residents Photograph Their World is a book of photography, taken by the people who live in public housing.
Review of Project Lives
Email to editors, August 22, 2016
"It is always inspiring to see how the scorned and disenfranchised are able to take control of their lives. When tenants of the New York projects portray their lives with the quiet dignity of the images in ‘Project Lives,’ we recognize yet again the universality of the human family. These photographs open our eyes and uncover the warmth in our hearts. And when an intertwined text shows so convincingly how these lives became subject to so much pressure in the first place, our concerns for social justice broaden and deepen.”
IThe Project Lives fan base continues to grow. It now includes New York City First Lady Chirlane McCray, New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo, Former President Jimmy Carter, Former US First Lady Roslynn Carter, US Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor, Manhattan Borough President Gail Brewer, Former Manhattan Borough President Ruth Messenger, New York University, Hunter College, the University of North Carolina, World Faith NGO, RethinkHousing.org, the Community Service Society, the Museum of Modern Art, the Museum of the City of New York, the Lower East Side Tenement Museum, Artspace Patchogue, the fotofoto Gallery in Huntington, and the Art League of Long Island.