Author Amy Jo Martin said, "Social media is the ultimate equalizer. It gives a voice and a platform to anyone willing to engage."
Yesterday was all about exposing the many voices of Astoria, giving these voices a platform.
No press. No advertisements. No word of mouth. A community event consisting of approximately 75-85 attendees, that was organized almost entirely through social media.
Awesome attending last night's opening reception to the #HiketoHellgate17 photo exhibit at the Greater Astoria Historical Society, as we not only put faces to the photographs featured, but personal stories to the photographs as well. To all participants and attendees last night, thank you all for sharing your photos, thank you all for sharing your stories.
Congratulations again to all the featured photographers:
Sutton Strother, Angel Baez, Celeste Collins, Liz Wick, Belinda Mims, Les Skolnick, Bryan Balbuena, Jenny Wilkens, Gaurav Raje, Sara Moss, Rich Orlina, Lizzie Butler, Tara Kutsi, Julianne Landkammer, Alex Agisilaou, Helen Karhan, Pavan Preenja, Edina Bektesevic, Laura Picallo, Kristy Whitwell, Kristine Hizon, Stevem Bornholtz, Lauren Kearney, Laura Bartolomeo, Marisa Petsakos, Tiina Kukkonen, Theo Sahos, Kerri Lines, Zarina Mustapha, Jesse Armas and Andre Legaspi.
Exhibit will be showing to general public at the Greater Astoria Historical Society located at the Quinn Building, 4th Floor, in Astoria, NY, until the 2nd week of July.