Gallery Talk – FROM WHERE WE STAND: Photographs from The Stand’s Annual South Side Photo Walk
April 6, 2022 - 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
In connection with our current exhibition, FROM WHERE WE STAND, join Ashley Kang, the Director of The Stand newspaper and Bob Gates, one of the South Side Photo Walk Leaders for a discussion about the 12 year history of this innovative community building photography project.
Ashley Kang serves as director of The Stand, Syracuse’s South Side Community Newspaper Project. The effort targets Syracuse’s South Side neighborhood and is produced in partnership with Newhouse students, Syracuse residents and a community board of directors. The paper aims to show the positive things happening within the neighborhood as well as the obstacles to success residents face.
In March 2018, The Stand’s annual Photo Walk project, coordinated each year by Kang, was selected as one of seven Finding Common Ground grant awardees. The selection committee reviewed more than 50 proposals to narrow down the winners, which receive up to 10,000€ to support their engaged journalism project. She served as a co-author to the cohort’s final report “Building Engagement: A Report on Supporting the Practice of Relational Journalism,” published in April of 2019
Additionally in 2018, she was selected as one of 33 John Jay/H.F. Guggenheim Justice Reporting Fellows. The fellowship is aimed at encouraging and promoting top-quality journalism on criminal justice.
Bob Gates studied photography at the University of Iowa School of Art and the Santa Fe Workshops. His photographs have been featured in many exhibitions in all of the art galleries in Central New York, and has had solo shows at the Rome Art and Community Center, the Wilson Art Gallery at LeMoyne College, Syracuse University, the Art Association of Oswego, and the Erieville Opera House.
His photographs have been published widely in such magazines as National Geographic Traveler, PhotoLife (Canada), MaVista (UK), The Photo Review, Popular Photography, Photographic, Shutterbug, Outdoor Photographer, The Best of Photography Annual, f-stop magazine, File Magazine, Plank Road Magazine, Life in the Finger Lakes Magazine, Martha’s Vineyard Magazine, Dossier Journal, and Diffusion Magazine.