This special exhibit was held on Nov 21 - 22 during Global Entrepreneurship Week
. Over 250 people came to celebrate the experience on the opening night. Thank you, thank you!
The objective of Underground Entrepreneurs
was to create a unique journalistic photography exhibit of New York street musicians, interweaved with intimate narratives of their passion, hope and despair.
The raw imagery and intense details artistically portray these individuals as not only artists, but also as the invisible entrepreneurs that exist among us. Their music touches us in ways we may not realize, and their stories reveal the tenacity and resourcefulness that is key to every aspiring entrepreneur.
The photography and audio and video interviews were done under natural subway lighting over the span of six months during summer and fall of 2009. All prints are made frameless on Lambda metallic paper to preserve the authenticity of their unpolished daily surrounding.
A few selected musicians performed throughout the exhibit to accompany the photography. We wanted our audience and viewers to walk away from the combination of visual and audio experience with a new sense of perspective on street musicians, inspiration to pursue their own passion, and a renewed understanding of entrepreneurship.