If you are in the Port Richmond area this weekend, come check out our Photo Exhibition. Clean Air Council and Portside Arts worked with neighborhood residents and youth to photograph our perceptions of the local environment. Bright green parrots, large diesel trucks, lush green parkscapes, lost and abandoned car tires: our contributing photographers present the neighborhood in every way, both good and bad.
We think this is a great contribution to thinking more about environmental quality in the Port Richmond area. Air monitoring collects useful data on the amount and type of particles floating around in the air, but it doesn’t tell us how it affects the everyday lives of those breathing that air. It also tells us only about air, and tends to forget things like discarded iced tea cartons, mosquitoes, railway underpasses, flowers, city skylines, and sidewalk etchings: all important parts of the neighborhood environment.
We’re looking forward to this event and hope that you are, too.