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ITHACA, N.Y. —  WE ARE ITHACA is a hosting a multi-faceted portrait project in 2017/2018 that uses the power of photography to engage diverse communities within our city in dialogue and celebration of our complex identity. At the heart of WE ARE ITHACA is the photographic portrait project carried out by Project Director and photographer Robyn Wishna. This is a project of the Community Arts Partnership made possible by a grant from the Park Foundation.

WE ARE ITHACA will, via a series of 20 or more portrait sessions throughout Ithaca from September through November 2017, capture images of hundreds of Ithacans. People are asked to bring something meaningful to the portrait session and/or be dressed in clothing that speaks to a part of their identity, life, history. At the same time, those who are willing can share
something about themselves on video.

Our desire to be seen, heard, and acknowledged is powerful and will culminate with a public event next summer in Ithaca that seeks to maximize the visibility of the project and its participants while creating an opportunity for people to connect, share and celebrate.

“I can’t wait to have the first portrait session next week. I’m hoping that everyone will come and have their free portrait shot and share something about themselves”, said Project Director Robyn WIshna.

“The Community Arts Partnership is pleased and proud to be a part of this project as it clearly demonstrates the community-building power of the arts”, said John Spence, the executive
director of CAP.

Fore more information, contact Robyn Wishna, project director/photographer, at 754-422- 4233 or