January 12, 2019

The Museum proudly opens the original photography exhibit Working Class New York by Dakota Santiago on Saturday, January 12th, 2019 at 1PM.  

Working Class New York is an exhibit of black-and-white contemporary images.  Discussing the exhibit, photographer Dakota Santiago notes, "Along the banks of Newtown Creek, which makes up the border between Queens and Brooklyn, lays a world of factories and warehouses that still supply a majority of New York City with its daily perishable goods and construction equipment."  Working Class New York, he continues, aims to "put a face on the men and women who ply these trades day in and day out."

As a photographer, Dakota Santiago, focuses his work on social issues of the New York metro area.  He notes, "Coming from my place of employment, the printing plant of the New York Daily News, of which my father was a employee for over fifty years, I've always been fascinated by the imagery that came off the presses."  In Working Class New York, Mr. Santiago uses the power of the camera lens to document the blue collar landscape in union strong New York.

This program is made possible in part by a grant administered by the Passaic County Cultural and Heritage Council from funds granted by the New Jersey State Council on the Arts.

On Saturday, April 13th, 2019 at 3PM the general public is cordially invited to an exhibit reception with photographer Dakota Santiago who will discuss his work.  Light refreshments will be served.

Working Class New York is on view at the Museum through Saturday, August 24th, 2019.  The Museum is open to visitors Wed.-Sat. 1-4PM and by appointment.

For further information, please call the Museum at (973) 595-7953 or email labormuseum@gmail.com.