Drexel Exhibition by Jeffrey Stockbridge
Paul Peck Alumni Center - 32nd and Market Street, Philadelphia PA 19104
Jan 25th - March 30th
Friday, January 25th, 5-7pm
Thursday, February 7th, 6-7pm
Wednesday, March 20th 6-9pm
Kensington Blues by Jeffrey Stockbridge is a decade long photography project about the opioid crisis in Philadelphia. Featuring photography, audio interviews, journal entries and videos the exhibition utilizes a combination of styles and formats to tap into the state of mind of those suffering from substance use disorder.
Jeffrey Stockbridge is a photographer and fine-art printer based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Stockbridge graduated from Drexel University with a BS in Photography in 2005. His documentary photography series and book, Kensington Blues, released in 2017, has received international acclaim with exhibitions at the Philadelphia Museum of Art and The National Portrait Gallery in London. Stockbridge is a recipient of a Pennsylvania Council on the Arts Grant, an Independence Foundation Fellowship Grant and a CFEVA Fellowship. His work has been featured in The New York Times Magazine, Time Magazine, The BBC, Lens Culture, Philadelphia Magazine and The Telegraph UK.
In 2017, over 70,000 people died of drug overdose in the United States. Approx. half of these deaths are attributed to heroin use and the synthetic opioid Fentanyl. In my home town of Philadelphia, over 1200 people died. As a citizen, I am deeply concerned that not enough is being done to help those who are suffering. This exhibition is a call to action. Everyday, approx 191 people die from a drug overdose in the US. How many more people need to die in order for our elected officials to take charge and implement creative solutions to end overdose deaths?
All three events are free and open to the public.