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Percent for Art

   Pablo Delano

Images of Washington Heights, Gelatin silver prints, 1995

   

Images of Washington Heights

Completion Date:

1995

Medium:

Gelatin silver prints

Dimensions:

38" x 38"

Location:

Public School 4

Address:

500 West 160th Street, Manhattan

Architect:

Gruzen Samton Steinglass

Sponsor Agency:

 Board of Education

Design Agency:

School Construction Authority

 
Pablo Delano's project for P.S. 4 in Washington Heights consists of fourteen large black-and-white photographs inset in niches of the school's dramatic two-level main corridor. The photographs depict scenes of daily neighborhood life and events celebrating the history, aspirations, cultural traditions, and strengths that bind the community together.

About the Artist...
Pablo Delano was born in San Juan, Puerto Rico. He has been photographing the Latino communities of New York City since 1979. A book of his photographs, Faces of America, was published in 1992 by Smithsonian Institution Press. His work has been exhibited and published nationally and internationally. Currently, he is working on a project about Carnaval in Trinidad and teaches photography at Trinity College in Hartford, CT.

Artist Quote...
These images deal with the history, aspirations, cultural traditions, and strengths that bind the Washington Heights community together. The success of the project is as much a tribute to the many wonderful people of Washington Heights who paved the way for me to make these images as it is to any skills I may have as an artist or photographer. -- Delano, 1995