Red Hook Stories: Photographs from 1981-1992

April 10 – 20, 2008
Opening Reception
April 12, 2008
Janet Neuhauser

exhibition Images

Red Hook Stories: Photographs from 1981-1992
"Jack and Walter outside Jimmy's Market" by Janet Neuhauser

Red Hook Stories: Photographs from 1981-1992
Red Hook Stories, Photographs by Janet Neuhauser and Reading by Maureen McNeil

Press and Promotion

Red Hook Stories: Photographs from 1981-1992
Announcement card

About the exhibition

This spring author Maureen McNeil and photographer Janet Neuhauser released a compilation of 20 short stories and photographs that recount the politically and otherwise neglected residents of the “empty dockyard neighborhood” that was Red Hook between 1981 and 1992. In Red Hook Stories, McNeil’s characters—artists, carpenters, squatters, out-of-work dockyard workers and their families—struggle to survive against a backdrop of sagging porches and scrappy streets, through civil meetings, young pregnancies and kitchen poker games played with welfare checks. Together the scenes paint a vivid and warm, although isolated and difficult, picture of life in 80s Red Hook, and the author’s care for the neighborhood is evident in the book’s intimate tone... (excerpt from The Brooklyn Eagle, published April 30, 2008)

Related event: April 12, 2008 - Maureen McNeal reads from book Red Hook Stories