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The Fading Ad Campaign began as a photographic project documenting vintage mural ads on building brickfaces in New York City spanning nearly a century. It has become a metaphor for survival for me since, like myself, many of these ads have long outlived their expected life span. Although this project doesn’t deal directly with HIV/AIDS, it is no accident I’ve chosen to document such a transitory and evanescent subject. Of the hundreds of ads I’ve photographed, many have already been covered up, vandalized, or destroyed. But still many silently cling to the walls of buildings, barely noticed by the rushing passersby.

This blog was originally designed to be a cross-curricular instructional tool, emphasizing science & technology while examining media literacies and cultural movements. Fading Ad Blog has since grown to become a collaboration with urban archaeologists around the country and from here in Brooklyn as well.

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Brook Benton - Rainy Night in Georgia


There Before The Grace of God - HQ Disco-House - Fire Island - (Joey Negro Mix)


Joni Live in Japan - Hejira


Aug 13
“The New York City public advocate implored the mayor, NYPD Commissioner Bill Bratton and the City Council to support her proposal for a body-cam pilot program. ‘Simply rewriting the rules is not enough,” said James, apparently referring to Bratton’s plan to retrain all officers in the use of force in the wake of Eric Garner’s death.” Letitia James to de Blasio: Staten Island chokehold death proves need for cop body cameras

Down To You, Court & Spark LP 1974, Joni Mitchell

Things that you held high and told yourself were true,
Lost or changing as the days come down to you….



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