A very special evening with Lee Friedlander and the Preservation Hall Jazz Band

Karen Lee

Ben Jaffe and Lee Friedlander. On October 27th, the Eakins Press Foundation hosted a book party for our newest publication - Prayer Pilgrimage for Freedom, photographs by Lee Friedlander. The intimate celebration took place at the Heath at the McKittrick Hotel with just over 130 guests. Among the evening's highlights, was a knockdown set by the Preservation Hall Jazz Band of New Orleans and insightful remarks by Peter Galassi about the book's historical context (more to come on that in another post). Lee's personal connection to Preservation Hall goes back to its beginnings. The Eakins Press Foundation is so grateful… Read More

Eakins Press Foundation Lecture at the General Society of Mechanics & Tradesmen

Karen Lee

Thursday, April 30th at 6:30pm We are pleased to announce a lecture with Eakins Press Director Peter Kayafas as part of the General Society of Mechanics & Tradesmen's "Labor, Literature and Landmark Lecture Series". The Press has held its offices in this unique historic building for six years and we are happy to be participating in the General Society's educational programming. In addition to a history of the Eakins Press Foundation, Peter will be discussing our newest publication - 'O, Write My Name: American Portraits, Harlem Heroes featuring 50 portraits by Carl Van Vechten of Harlem Renaissance figures. The… Read More