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  April 17th 7:30pm
Huntington Free Library 9 Westchester Sq.

The Huntington Free Library and Reading Room is pleased to announce The East Bronx History Forum will hold its 138th meeting on Wednesday, April 17th at 7:30 pm.  All meetings are free and open to the public.
 "Ladies and gentleman, the Bronx is burning".  These words were never said on TV by Howard Cosell during the 1977 World Series, but they were imprinted in our minds by local reporters. The Bronx had almost stopped burning by 1979. The intensity and extent of the devastation permeated the landscape. The Bronx came undone in a confluence of unfortunate circumstances: the life cycle of community, rampant city planning, economic change, racism, poverty, failed hopes, drugs, crime, abandonment, counterproductive government response. The entire story has yet to be told. 

Lisa Kahane was encouraged to photograph it for a time when it would be a memory, which was then impossible to imagine. Ironically, Kahane had a good time in the Bronx. People smiled and said, “Throw me a photo!” they wanted their story told.

 The result, Do Not Give Way to Evil: Photographs of the South Bronx, 1979–1987, is an extraordinary document of devastation and rejuvenation, as Kahane records the first seeds of rebuilding. Ms. Kahane will led a presentation of her photographic work at the Huntington Free Library, 9 Westchester Square, on Wednesday April 17th at 7:30 pm.

Lisa Kahane, is a working photographer for over 25 years, specializes in documentary work
and portraiture. She publishes worldwide in trade and consumer magazines,
newspapers and books. A native New Yorker, educated at Barnard College,
Columbia University and The New York Studio School.

 In addition to Do No Give Way to Evil she was featured in Urban Mythologies at the Bronx Museum. Her photographs are in private collections as well as the collections of the New York Public Library, the Fales Library at NYU and the Library of Congress. With support from the Hudson River Museum and a private foundation, she runs a photography workshop for kids at
risk in the Bronx.

Please view the East Bronx History Forum web page at BronxNYC.com for details, or follow us on Facebook.  Please join us at 7:30 pm, Wednesday April 17th.
















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