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Am I Invisible? Launch party, 3/23/13

Last month a contest was launched for photographers to document the NYC cycling community, in an effort to bring attention to our vibrant two wheeled community often over shadowed by car culture. Next Friday is an award ceremony and exhibit launch party. Here is the official invite with more details.

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You’re invited!
Please join us for the exhibition launch, party and award ceremony
of Am I invisible? A Portrait of New York City Bicyclists

On March 22 at Rolling Orange Bikes we will honor the creativity of photographers who celebrate the style and diversity of New York City bicyclists.

Location and Directions:
March 22nd – 6 – 8 pm
Rolling Orange Bikes
269 Baltic Street (between Court and Smith)
Brooklyn, NY 11201
Telephone: (718) 935-0695
Subway: Bergen F, G

ABOUT AM I INVISIBLE? A PORTRAIT OF NEW YORK CITY BICYCLISTS
Am I Invisible? is a photo contest organized by Bicycle Utopia to bring together New York City’s creative and cycling communities. Photographers, artists and cycling enthusiasts from all over the city sent in their best work. A portion of the contest entry fee will be donated to Transportation Alternatives.

Along with Rolling Orange Bikes, Am I Invisible? was organized with support from New York City bike shops, Abus and BikeParka.

A jury of eight professionals from the biking and art community will choose the best images. The winners will be awarded a gift certificate that will be honored in the participating bike shops of the winners’ choice. All the contest entrants have a chance to win an Abus lock, a BikeParka or a wheelylift.

MEET THE JURY
Elizabeth Zechella Editor, The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Pasqualina Azzarello Visual Artist, Executive Director of Recycle-a-Bicycle
Emma Raynes Program Director at the Magnum Foundation
Claire Fleury Curator and Founder, Strange Loop Gallery
Nona Varnado Fashion Designer, Writer, Curator at Red#5 Yellow #7 Project Space
Accra Shepp Visual Artist, Photographer, Visiting Assistant Professor at Pratt Institute
Saul Robbins Photographer, Curator, Educator at The International Center of Photography,
Board Member Emeritus of The Camera Club of New York
John Stanley Director of The Camera Club of New York

PARTICIPATING BIKE SHOPS
Echelon Cycles
Tread Bike Shop
Al’s Cycle Solutions
Waterfront Bicycle Shop
Zukkies Bicycle Shop
Bike Smith
Bicycle Station
Rolling Orange Bikes
Ride Brooklyn
Silk Road Bicycles
L.I.C. Bicycles
Grand Bicycle Center
Neighborhood Bike Shop
Castle Hill Bicycle Center
Bay Street Bicycles

ABOUT TRANSPORTATION ALTERNATIVES
Transportation Alternatives is New York City’s leading transportation advocacy organization, with a citywide network of tens of thousands of supporters committed to reclaiming New York City’s streets for people by ensuring that every New Yorker has safe space to walk and bike, and access to public transportation. Please visit www.transalt.org for more information.

ABOUT ROLLING ORANGE BIKES
Rolling Orange Bikes is New York city’s Dutch bike specialist. Rolling Orange loves to share its space with the bike community and support the arts in a variety of ways. Projects have included sponsoring live concerts (Live in Your Livingroom) and exhibitions such as Eric van Straaten’s 3D sculptures. An exhibition of the Am I Invisible? photographers is an expression of Rolling Orange Bikes’ vision of how it sees its role in the community–and just something we love to do.

ABOUT BICYCLE UTOPIA
Bicycle Utopia brings together cultural experiences in New York City with biking by providing resources for bicyclists and culturally-minded New Yorkers. These include a bike shop directory, links to practical biking resources, repair tips, events and rides, news about the city that affects cyclists, cultural bicycle excursions around the city and stories about bicyclists, artists, and their special connection to New York City.

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