Sunoco Gas Station, Main Street - Oak Hill, West Virginia, 2016, Courtesy of John Raymond Mireles

Neighbors Project by John Raymond Mireles

First Street Green
33 East 1st Street
New York, New York

As part of his quest to restore America’s shattered national unity one photograph at a time, artist John Raymond Mireles will exhibit portraits from his Neighbors Project on the perimeter fence of New York's First Street Green Art Park on May 1 through June 30. Mireles will install 86 of his larger-than-life portraits along 300 feet of the park fence where they will be visible to pedestrians and drivers as they traverse Houston and Second Streets in the Lower East Side.

In addition to serving as a compelling visual document of Americans in the 21st century, the Neighbors Project encourages Americans to remember that, despite their increasingly bitter political and ideological divisions, they are one people with shared values and concerns. By engaging with individuals from varied ethnicities, ideologies, and socioeconomic levels, Mireles’ goal is to encourage empathic connections across differences and promote solidarity by offering viewers the opportunity to better know and relate to their fellow residents of the United States of America.

From the beaches of Hawaii to the backwater hollers of small-town West Virginia, and countless points in between, Mireles has photographed over 3,000 subjects. He deliberately strips away the background and entitles each portrait with nothing more than a geographic location, thus allowing viewers to sympathetically connect with the portrayed individuals.

Samples of the work may be viewed online at www.jraymondmireles.com. 

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