Brooklyn Grown


Atlantic Avenue Station // N, R, Q, B, D, 2, 3, 4, 5 subway trains, Long Island Rail Road
Valery RizzoGrown in Brooklyn
Lightbox transparencies

Grown in Brooklyn exhibits color images highlighting local farms and purveyors of fresh produce located in Brooklyn, not far from the exhibit location. Valery Rizzo, a Brooklyn photographer, has spent the last year photographing urban agriculture together with artisanal and locally grown food in Brooklyn. Her striking images show the people and places which are part of the Brooklyn agriculture scene. Locating these images in a subway station underscores the challenges of farming in a dense urban environment.

Among the places featured are the Tenth Acre Farms in Greenpoint, Added Value’s Red Hook Community Farm in Red Hook, Eagle Street Rooftop Farm in Greenpoint, as well as the Nile Valley Eco-Juice and Salad Bar at DeKalb Market in Downtown Brooklyn.

Valery Rizzo studied at Pratt Institute, International Center for Photography and School of Visual Art. Her food photography blog, Eating Brooklyn shares her photographs, recipes and thoughts about food issues.

The transparencies are made possible by the generous support of Kodak and Digital Plus, which printed the photographs. The exhibit remains on view until December 2012.


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