John Francis Peter @ YES Gallery

Friday, January 29, 2010 | |

YES Gallery in Brooklyn, NY will be hosting a benefit show this Friday January 29th, for the Hospital Albert Schweitzer in Haiti.

John Francis Peter, the photo coordinator at The FADER, will be showing limited edition prints from the series "Where We Stood Together, Haiti, December 2009." "I made this series during the last two weeks of 2009 while I traveled around Haiti for the first time." All proceeds go directly to the Hospital Albert Schweitzer. Along with the images there will be Haitian arts and crafts on display, food and music, so please try to come out, support, and start the weekend off right :)

YES Gallery
147 India Street
Greenpoint, Brooklyn

Ego Trip x Maysles Institute

Thursday, January 28, 2010 | |

80 Blocks From Tiffany's
(Dir. Gary Wiess, 1979, 67 min.)

(Dir. Steven Goodman, 1982, 25 min.)

Egotrip and the Maysles Institute have partnered to present Egotrips favourite documentaries in a series titled, Under the Influence. It kicks off tonite with 80 Blocks from Tiffany's and Shotgun, a documentary short.

80 Blocks from Tiffany's is a rich film where filmmaker Gary Wiess and cinematographer Joan Churchill hang out with the South Bronx gang, the Savage Skulls. In Shotgun, this party atmosphere turns tragic. Steven Goodman, who has gone on to lead the field of video education with EVC, provides a portrait of Shotgun, an eighteen-year-old gang member living in the South Bronx, facing serious criminal charges.

Both filmmakers will be present at the In addition, Ponce Laspina, a former 5th Division President of the notorious Savage Skulls, and NYPD Detective Robert Werner (who appears prominently in 80 Blocks) will also be in attendance.

Check out the post Complex did with the crew from Ego Trip about the documentaries they chose for the series here!

About Ego Trip: Ego Trip is the New York-based creative collective behind the top-rated VH1 reality programs The (White) Rapper Show and Miss Rap Supreme as well as the critically acclaimed Book of Rap Lists and Big Book of Racism!

Maysles Institute
2/3 to 125th St
Located on the west side of the street between 127th and 128th streets on Lenox Ave (aka Malcolm X Blvd.)