Come out to the #HiketoHellGate17 Photo Exhibit opening reception on Monday, May 15th 2017 at the Greater Astoria Historical Society located at the Quinn Building, 35-20 Broadway, 4th Floor.
The #HiketoHellGate17 photo exhibit was inspired by the photo walk of the same name that took place on March 25th2017, as a collaboration between the Queenscapes photography initiative and the Greater Astoria Historical Society. The double-bill program unites the residents of varying ages for a social media engagement project designed to commemorate the 100th Anniversary of the Hell Gate Bridge.
The walk was co-organized by popular Queens Instagrammers, AStoryofAstoria and Tarif Anzum, and was led by Historians Richard Melnick and Dave (The Bridgeman) Frieder. The tour started at Socrates Sculpture Park and culminated at the bottom of the Hell Gate Bridge in Astoria Park, attracting over 80 participants.
The 30 photographs displayed here were selected from over 530 photographs with the hashtag #HiketoHellgate17 on Instagram. While these photos were not taken exclusively during the photo walk, most were taken by attendees of that tour.
These photos were captured with a range of different cameras, from cellphone to digital and were mostly taken within the past year or so.
Gallery co-curated by Adolfo Steve Vazquez and Salvador Espinoza of Queenscapes as well as Bob Singleton and Debbie Van Cura of the Greater Astoria Historical Society.