On September 8, 2012, up-and-coming New York City-based photographer Jay Franco unveiled his latest exhibition entitled Faces of Hope — a collection of portraits inspired by 10 inspirational individuals who have faced illness from HIV to Lupus, a survivor of triple negative breast cancer, drug abuse, victims of human tracking, and sexual abuse. The exhibition made its uptown debut at the local art space Le Chéile (pronounced leh\kay\lah, a Gaelic phrase) to a packed house and rave reviews.
And, after countless months of raising funds and strenuous efforts to make this exhibition a reality, Jay has turned his findings into an extraordinary book bearing the same name. Faces of Hope is co-written by fellow contributors Ankita T. Pandya and Paola A. Soto — book will feature in-depth stories of each individual’s experience and triumph over extreme adversity. The book release party will once again be at Le Cheile tomorrow night from 6PM to 9PM. Le Chelie is located at: 839 West 181st Street (at the corner of Cabrini Boulevard) NYC.
— Roz Baron
FOH curators: Amanda Hiciano and Roger Reeves
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