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Moveable Feast: Fresh Produce and the NYC Green Cart Program

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Untitled (From the series: Street Smart), 2009 © Courtesy of the artist & Museum of the City of New York
Moveable Feast: Fresh Produce and the NYC Green Cart Program

1220 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10029
March 22nd, 2011 - August 22nd, 2011

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Moveable Feast: Fresh Produce and the NYC Green Cart Program

documents an innovative NYC Department of Health and Mental

Hygiene program that provides underserved communities with

access to fresh fruits and vegetables via hundreds of independently

owned, mobile produce stands known as Green Carts. The exhibition

features new photographs by LaToya Ruby Frazier, Thomas Holton,

Gabriele Stabile, Will Steacy, and Shen Wei, who were commissioned

by the Aperture Foundation to chronicle the initiative over the course

of a year.

 

The resulting photographs, in styles ranging from portraiture to

landscape to street photography, capture not only the carts themselves,

but also the stories of the vendors, customers, and their communities.

Moveable Feast invites consideration about the geography of food

options and its relationship to a community’s health.

 

Moveable Feast: Fresh Produce and the NYC Green Cart Program

was organized by the Museum of the City of New York in

collaboration with Aperture Foundation, a not-for-profit organization

devoted to photography and the visual arts.

 

Moveable Feast: Fresh Produce and the NYC Green Cart Program

is made possible with the generous support of the Laurie M. Tisch Illumination Fund.