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  • Wednesday, May 1, 2019 - 6:30pm to 8:00pm

Penn Book Center, 130 S. 34th Street

Melissa Jensen's English 010.601 creative writing seminar "Being Human" will be doing a joint reading/presentation with multi-award-winning Philadelphia photographer Jeffrey Stockbridge at the Penn Book Center. The sharp-penned, expansive-minded, lion-hearted writers of this course will read poetry and prose inspired by the question "What does it mean to be?" and by Jeffrey's Kensignton Blues project.

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About Jeffrey Stockbridge and Kensington Blues:

Photographer Jeffrey Stockbridge has been documenting the opioid crisis in the neighborhood of Kensington in North Philadelphia for the past decade. His widely acclaimed book, Kensington Blues, published in 2017, pairs large-format color photographs of people struggling to survive their addiction with audio transcripts and journal entries composed by the subjects themselves. This multi-year collaboration began as a personal project and evolved into a blog, book and multiple exhibitions. 

Stockbridge graduated from Drexel University with a BS in Photography in 2005. His work has been featured in numerous solo and group exhibitions, including The National Portrait Gallery in London, The Delaware Center for Contemporary Art and The Philadelphia Museum of Art. Stockbridge’s first monograph, Kensington Blues, was published in 2017 to critical acclaim. He is a recipient of a Pennsylvania Council on the Arts Grant, an Independence Foundation Fellowship Grant and a CFEVA Fellowship. His work has been featured in The New York Times Magazine, Time Magazine and The Telegraph UK.