Here, Still documents the continued writing of LGBTQ+ history through the actions of everyday members of the community as they participate in political protests demanding justice, equality, and change on a variety of critical issues. Viewers are encouraged to ruminate on the role of protest in the expansion of LGBTQ+ rights and how these actions further the history and narrative of our diverse community.
WHEN: October 3, 2021 – January 9, 2022 | 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM
WHERE: Shinbone Alley at Snug Harbor
ADMISSION: Free | Register here
Here, Still is an ongoing project created by Staten Island artist Kevyn Fairchild. For more information and to see additional images, visit www.herestillproject.com. The public art installation will be on view at Snug Harbor’s Shinbone Alley through January 9, 2022.
All attendees must wear masks and maintain social distance.
As you enjoy public art at Snug Harbor, please remember:
– Maintain a distance of 6+ feet away from other visitors whenever possible
– Wear a mask while on campus
– Practice good hygiene and sanitization
– Stay home if you are sick
Please note: Proof of COVID-19 vaccine is now required for all visitors ages 12 and above entering all indoor spaces, as mandated by the City of New York. Face coverings for visitors ages 2 and up are required in all indoor spaces and the New York Chinese Scholar’s Garden, as well as in outdoor areas when social distancing is not possible, even if vaccinated.
Kevyn Fairchild is an accomplished producer, photographer, and lecturer who approaches his work with a nod to history and a drive for inclusive innovation.
Defining himself as an observational photographer, Kevyn’s photographs capture natural—but specific—moments in time and space with little to no interaction with the subject of his work. Rarely working in series, he chooses instead to create a body of work unified by his desire to evoke an emotional response in the viewer. His post-production philosophy is one where he tries to bring out the best elements of an image, while still staying true to the nature of the subject as captured by each of his camera’s unique optics. To him, the image is made in the camera and simply tuned in post.
He has a Bachelor’s in Film Studies from the University of Colorado Denver, and a Master’s in Media Studies from the New School and currently lives in Staten Island, New York with his husband Ben and their cat Gemma Grace.
This exhibit was made possible in part by a City Artist Corps grant from the City of New York. Snug Harbor arts programming is made possible through generous support from the Samuel I. Newhouse Foundation, New York State Council on the Arts with support of the Governor and the New York State Legislature, and the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.