BSA’s Jaime Rojo at Swoon’s “Braddock Tiles” Fundraiser Saturday

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New York street photographer and co-founder of BrooklynStreetArt.com, Jaime Rojo, contributes an original gelatin print to Swoon’s Braddock Tile Fundraiser this Saturday alongside a stellar list of works by Street Artists like Swoon, ROA, Faile, C215, Retna, Chris Stain, CFYW, Joe Iurato and many others who support her efforts to convert a Pennsylvania church into a center for art and collaboration.

studentsStudents work on the mosaic (photo courtesy and © Swoon)

“Central to Swoon’s work has always been the concept of community and like her we have always worked to build and support community through our blog and our other creative endeavors over the years. It is an honor to be part of this collaboration to create a community focused art space in Braddock — this is just the kind of project we love to support,” says Rojo.

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A Saturday afternoon and evening event, there will be film screenings and musical performances, as well as an exhibition of original works by many artists who are participating in this one night only fundraiser November 16 at the Anita Shapolsky Gallery on Manhattan’s Upper East Side. All proceeds from the event go the continuing work on the landmark building in North Braddock, Pennsylvania.

Brooklyn-Street-Art-Small-Untitled_Coney-Island-Copyright_Jaime_RojoJaime Rojo Untitled. Coney Island. 2002 8 x 10 Gelatin Silver Print 3 of 4 Note: This piece is framed with archival materials and UV Plexiglas.

Speaking of his practice shooting on the streets of New York, Rojo says he has learned to have a sharp eye and to move fast. “I think my formative years as kid in a large family influenced my approach to photography because I learned to be quick with my eye. When you grow up with 10 brothers and sisters in a family you don’t always have much time to ponder what the moment is, you just move quickly,” says Rojo.

“Similarly with photography on the street you don’t ponder what the shot is going to be, you just have to grab what you see that moves you and not wait until the next opportunity – particularly in a metropolis that is always in motion.”

Offered for your donation will be Rojo’s Untitled. Coney Island, number 3 of an edition of 4 gelatin prints. This piece is framed with archival materials and UV Plexiglas.

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Swoon’s Braddock Tiles Fundraiser
Anita Shapolsky Gallery
152 East 65th St, New York, NY 10065
Saturday, November 16th, 4-10pm

Tickets are $10.00 and are on sale now through Eventbrite! 
http://www.eventbrite.com/event/4068827974


For inquires or a PDF of available works please contact mima@swoonstudio.org

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