Friday, January 19, 7:00 PM, (Snow date January 26)
The Singh Performance Center at Alternatives’ Whitin Mill
60 Douglas Road, Whitinsville, MA
Drawing on nearly four decades of photographing abandoned buildings, Marsala will discuss the ethics, photography techniques, and safety tactics involved in what he refers to as “extreme location photography.”
Driven by a passion for history and an education in human services, Marsala has made it a priority to research every facility he photographs. His commentary will help the audience understand how organizations founded with good intentions evolve in ways that were contrary to the mission of caring for people with disabilities. He will also share his fondness and respect for the neglected sites he has toured.
“We have to show respect for not only the building, but also the people who called these places home, all those who lived and died there,” he says. “There is inherent beauty in how nature takes over.”
ValleyCAST’s mission is to foster a creative community in the Blackstone Valley that is inclusive and supportive of all of its members with and without disabilities. ValleyCAST is a subsidiary of Alternatives. www.AlternativesNet.org/ValleyCAST