Photography Series Event: Rich Gilligan

Rich Gilligan / DIY

           U.S. book launch, trailer screening, & talk.
           Tuesday, June 7, 2016, 7:30 PM
           James Rewolinski moderates

Rich Gilligan's DIY project looks at the vernacular architecture of home-made skateparks in Europe and the US. We'll celebrate DIY in three ways: 
1) We will screen a 3-minute trailer-in-progress of DIY, a film Rich is co-directing with Irish director Jamie Delaney. 
2) This event marks the U.S. launch of Rich's book, DIY. A selection of signed books will be available for sale at a reduced rate of $35 (normally $50). As well, the book will be available in a new special limited edition (10) which includes a custom-made slipcase & an editioned/signed 10 x 8 print.

3) Rich will show us still photos from his project, in a conversation led by James Rewolinski. James owns Labor, a skateshop on Canal Street in Chinatown that is committed to supporting local skaters and smaller brands. He has a deep understanding of both photography & skate culture. He also has a BA in philosophy, an Urban Planning Certificate, and a Masters In urban geography, which all fit well with the subject of DIY

The Half King Photography Series is dedicated to showing exceptional photography. In tandem with its reading series, The Half King fosters a dialog between photographers and writers that underscores the importance of their unique relationship. Co-curating its photography series are James Price, Assignments Editor at Getty Reportage, and Anna Van Lenten, writer and editor.
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