DEAR FRIENDS OF CAMERAWORK GALLERY, THE GALLERY WILL BE TEMPORARILY CLOSED AS CONCERNS DEEPEN REGARDING HALTING THE SPREAD OF THE CORONAVIRUS. WE WILL REEVALUATE THE SITUATION IN LATE APRIL WHILE CONTINUALLY MONITORING MEDIA AS INFORMATION DEVELOPS. WE HOPE YOU AND YOURS STAY WELL AND SAFE.
The Island of Hope, Island of Tears exhibition and artist talk will be rescheduled for a later date.
From 1892 to 1954 Ellis Island in New York Harbor was a gateway for millions of immigrants to America. My mother was among them. This work began as a homage to family and grew to an interpretation of this place, of those who came and, of the spirit of what remains. People with medical needs were also treated at the hospital on Ellis Island. We all come from somewhere, for many Ellis Island was a beginning and an end.