When Covid-19 hit Kensington, people took care of one another. Many of these efforts were led by immigrants and Muslim women. They reached out to their neighbors in multiple languages, raised funds, and worked long hours lifting heavy boxes to make sure that no one would go hungry. Their work was and continues to be rooted in solidarity and love. Throughout the pandemic, Anna and Jordan Rathkopf photographed and interviewed these diverse networks of people who devoted their time, energy and hearts to Mutual Aid in their Community. The Kensington Cares exhibit celebrates this collective movement on the Avenue C Plaza, a place of resilience and creativity.
The exhibit is presented by Arts & Democracy and Photoville, and cosponsored by ArtBuilt and Naturally Occurring Cultural Districts NY. It is presented as part of New York City Department of Transportation’s Temporary Arts Program. Supported by NYC Dept of Cultural Affairs in partnership with NYC Council and City Councilmember Brad Lander.