Every February, Myrtle Avenue starts to look like an art gallery with paintings and photographs lining the windows of the shops. We were so pumped that the Myrtle Avenue BID invited us to be a part of their Black Artstory installation again! This year we’re featuring artist Emile Askey, a Brooklyn-based photographer whose work focuses on the environments that humans create and destroy. Our shop windows feature work from one of his latest projects, “If you lived here you’d be home by now - ongoing observations of the hyper-development of Central Brooklyn.” The black and white photographs tune into the ever-changing neighborhoods in our borough and the telltale signs that an area is about to undergo a serious shift.
Emile’s work will be on display in our shop until the end of February and you can learn more about him from his website and Instagram @emileaskey.