5th Annual National Black Female Photographers Day Photo Walk - Newark, NJA photography tour of the historic downtown area of Newark, the largest city in New Jersey.
Saturday, September 10, 2016 @ 10:00am
The DetailsA Free Event Open to Everyone
National Black Female Photographers Day is an opportunity for our sisters in photography to reach out to their communities and with them, explore the beauty of their cities through guided photo tours. Each tour is led by a BFP group member.
I am excited to be a BFP Photo Walk Leader for the second year in a row. This year I selected Newark, NJ not only because it is the largest city in New Jersey, but this year also, the City of Newark is celebrating its 350 Anniversary. With that in mind, I thought it would be interesting to walk the downtown area to view some of the historic buildings and landmarks. Architecture styles include: Beaux-Art buildings, Art Deco and 1930s buildings and sculptures by Gutzon Borglum (the artist who created Mount Rushmore).
We will meet and begin at Newark Penn Station, which is convenient for those who will arrive by PATH or NJ Transit. There is also parking in the immediate area if you choose to drive.
Walk Leader: Mary Brown
Date and Time: Saturday, September 10, 2016 at 10:00am (exact the walk to last at least 2 hours)
Meeting Location: Newark Penn Station (exact location TBD)
The Photo Walk Route: Route Map
Lunch: Dinosaur Bar-B-Que (each person is responsible for their own meal)
Registration: Visit the BFP website
What to bring: Any type of camera is fine and it doesn’t matter how much or how little experience you have. But we do recommend that you travel light. You may want to bring a bottle of water and a light snack.
What to wear: Comfortable clothing and walking shoes. Dress appropriate for the weather. It is usually still warm in early September.
Be sure to register. As we get closer to the walk date you will receive updates and tips.
Black Female Photographers (BFP) is a group of photographers who share knowledge and experiences with fellow women in photography. Our goal is to support more Black female photographers from around the world as we collectively seek to increase our global numbers, improve our craftsmanship, and to be publicly recognized as a source for professional, high quality work.
Other cities participating in the photo walk include:
- Orlando, FL
- Brooklyn, NY
- Dallas, TX
- New Orleans, LA
- Atlanta, GA
- Philadelphia, PA
- Chicago, IL
- Los Angeles, CA
- Norfolk, VA
- Charleston, SC
- Oakland, CA
- Other cities may be added so check the registration page for updates.