We The People billboard in Downtown Brooklyn by Rico Shino

If you're in New York City, head over to Downtown Brooklyn to see an interactive billboard featuring images from my project We The People. In collaboration with visual artist Elizabeth Hamby, my creative partner Shino Yanagawa, and arts organization 14X48, the billboard is blocks from Atlantic Center and Barclays Center and features embedded content. Simply download the Aurasma app to your smartphone or tablet, focus your smartphone/ tablet camera on the billboard, and unlock a special video! Visit the 14X48 website for more info and four exclusive videos from the project!

We The People X Museum of the City of New York by Rico Shino

If you’re in New York City, stop by the Museum of the City of New York (MCNY) and check out their Affordable New York exhibit! It features a special collaborative iteration of my photojournalism project with Shino Yanagawa entitled We The People: The Citizens of NYCHA in Pictures + Words! On display now through February 2016! Visit the MCNY website for more information on the exhibit and visiting hours!

Columbia University Fellowship by Rico Shino

I’m pleased to announce that I’ve recently been selected by Columbia University for a fellowship program focused on examining the problematic and multi-pronged system of mass incarceration in the United States! The scope of my fellowship will include constructing a comprehensive art exhibit for the 6th annual Beyond The Bars conference at Columbia. Mark your calendars for the conference: March 4-6, 2016!

Social Print Studio artist-in-residence! by Rico Shino

Great news! My collaborative partner Shino Yanagawa and I have recently been chosen for an artist residency sponsored by Social Print Studio! From December 2015 to February 2016, we’ll be in San Francisco working on a new project specific to the city! Stay tuned for updates on the project!