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Economy Portraits Book Signing

Economy Portraits book

Economy Portraits, a project addressing the affect the downturn of the American economy has had on everyday people, is now a book. You are invited to join me for the launch book signing at the Huntington Beach Art Center in Huntington Beach, California on December 3, 2011 from 1-3 p.m. for a discussion of the project and book signing.

How has the collapse of the economy affected your life? This is the compelling question photographer Gina Genis asks as she photographs 245 individual people. Their answers expose the helplessness and struggle to rise above the Great American Recession. Genis prints and places the portraits together to build an American flag 11′ high by 18 1/2′ long on the gallery wall. This project is a record of the American recession as well as a tribute to human spirit. Economy Portraits was awarded Best Art Show of 2011 by OC Weekly.

Economy Portraits is also available through Gina’s website and on Amazon.

You can view a short video of the project in progress on YouTube.

***December 4, 2011 – The signing was a great success. Thanks to all those who came to support me. Below are a few photos of the event.

Some of the people who attended the book signing

Looking at the book

Copies of the book

The article about Economy Portraits in the Huntington Beach Independent newspaper

List Price: $28.95
7″ x 10″ (17.78 x 25.4 cm)
Full Color on White paper
132 pages
ISBN-13: 978-1467902892
ISBN-10: 1467902896
BISAC: Photography / Photoessays & Documentaries

About Gina Genis

Hi Friends, I'm a photographer and artist who lives in Washington DC. I have two blogs. The Gina Genis Blog is about art and photography. My new blog, DC Discoveries is dedicated to showing you everything from fashion to art, food to entertainment in all sections of the District. I hope you will take the journey with me. I exhibit my work in museums and galleries across the U.S. I'm included in the permanent collections of the Sackner Archive of Concrete and Visual Poetry, the Otto G. Richter Library Special Collections Division of the University of Miami, Hard Rock Casino, Orange County Transit District, IBM, and the Sarah and Adam Markman Collection among others. My series "Window Peeping" was included in OsCene 2010 at the Laguna Art Museum, Truman State University, Fellows of Contemporary Art, Biola University, and solo shows at Gallery 825 and Cypress College. The "June Gloom" series was exhibited in a solo show at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. The "Kala" series has been exhibited at MPLS Photo Center, Cypress College, and Gallery 825. "Economy Portraits" was created as an Artist In Residence project at the Huntington Beach Art Center, and was awarded "Best Art Show of 2011" by the OC Weekly. I curated Wide Angle View, an exhibit of 16 international, award-winning photo and multi-media journalists at the Orange County Center for Contemporary Art to much critical acclaim. Recent reviews of my work have appeared in the Huffington Post, Art Scene, OC Weekly, Orange County Register, New University, Riviera Magazine, Coast Magazine, Huntington Beach Independent, and appeared on CNN, NBC, ABC, and more. I lead the Gina Genis Photo Workshops where I show beginning and intermediate photographers how to jump to the next level with their work. I also teach online photography courses through The Compelling Image.

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