World Pinhole Photography Day
Alice Austen Alice Austen House (2 Hylan Blvd., Staten Island)
$5, materials included, reservation required: or (718) 816-4506 ex. 10.

This is an international event created to promote and celebrate the art of pinhole photography. On this unique day, we encourage people throughout the world to take some time off from the increasingly technological world we live in and to participate in the simple act of making a pinhole photograph and to share their visions and help spread the unusual beauty of this historical photographic process.

Bring your own pinhole cameras (or use some of ours!) and take a photograph. Our darkroom is available for visitors to develop their photograph.

In addition Kristopher Johnson and Steven Wakeman from deep tanks studios will be constructing an 8 foot x 8 foot x 8 foot camera obscura in the front yard. They will demonstrate how the camera obscura is used. In addition, two Staten Island artists, Julia Sane Simoniello and Mike Ruffo, will sketch the outline of the image from the obscura. They will then remove the panel and set it up on an easel to execute a “live” painting of the house. Visitors will be able to go inside the camera and be a part of a giant pinhole camera/camera obscura.

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