The FENCE in Brooklyn and Santa Fe

If you live in the New York City or Santa Fe area, don’t miss United Photo Industries’ “The Fence” exhibitions currently on view in these two cities! The FENCE is a large-scale traveling photography exhibition reaching 6 million visitors annually through open-air exhibitions in 8 cities across North America. The Brooklyn exhibition has been up since June 20 and closes this Friday, September 7. 

The exhibition is organized by United Photo Industries - a New York-based non-profit organization (with a gallery in Dumbo) that works to promote a wider understanding and increased access to the art of photography. Many of their exhibitions and the photo essays included in the FENCE are related to social justice initiatives. Photographs are printed and attached to the fence that lines Brooklyn Bridge Park, just a few blocks from where I live. The FENCE has made my morning runs much more pleasant over the past few years! I have posted photos below from two of the FENCE photo essays currently on view. 

 
 Sara Bennett’s “Life After Life in Prison” exhibit examines the lives of four women as they returned to society after spending decades in prison. 

Sara Bennett’s “Life After Life in Prison” exhibit examines the lives of four women as they returned to society after spending decades in prison. 

 Griselda San Martin’s “The Wall” is a documentary project about Friendship Park, a stretch of the U.S. Mexico border where families meet to share intimate moments through the metal fence that separates them. 

Griselda San Martin’s “The Wall” is a documentary project about Friendship Park, a stretch of the U.S. Mexico border where families meet to share intimate moments through the metal fence that separates them.