This year’s Photo Urbanism fellow, Barnabas Crosby, is documenting how small businesses are leveraging and using public spaces in new and innovative ways.
While the project will look at policy and design changes required to give small businesses easier access to public space, Barnabas will tell human, personal narratives about small businesses during this challenging time. The exhibition was showcased in Times Square Over New Year’s Eve 2022 on the NASDAQ building on Broadway and 43rd Street.
Holding Court is now on view at the Brooklyn Library Central Branch from May 1st until May 29th, 2022. Plan your visit to the exhibition here.
Barnabas Crosby (Fellow)
Barnabas Crosby is a Brooklyn-based educator, visual storyteller, and native of Cleveland. In 2010, Barnabas started Whiskey Boys Ent., a storytelling vehicle to share stories of Everyday Black Living through black and white stills and moving pictures. In 2015 while working alongside the BKLYN Combine and Humanities NY, Barnabas created the annual reading and conversation platform Baldwin + Friends. Trained as a playwright and dramaturg, Barnabas uses education, art, and media to teach young people how to craft their individual and cultural narratives.