May 11, 2012


Image by Matthew Spiegelman

What Do You Believe In is a featured exhibition curated by Amy Smith-Stewart as part of the New York Photography Festival in DUMBO, Brooklyn, May 16 – 20, 2012.

Artists included in this exhibition are Jen DeNike, Hank Willis Thomas, Leah Beeferman, Stuart Hawkins, Yamini Nayar, Fay Ray, Luke Stettner, Anissa Mack, Kenya Robinson, Xaviera Simmons, Nicole Cherubini, Nyeema Morgan, Sara Greenberger Rafferty, Matthew Spiegelman, Daniel Gordon, and Ignacio Lang.

Exhibition Location
56 Water Street
37 Main Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201

This select group exhibition of sixteen artists explores how photography shapes our ideas—who we are, why we do the things we do, how our thinking happens, and where it evolves. Works in the exhibition will range from collage, installation, video, sculpture, and photography and span the mystical, ideological and political. Many of the works explore self-perception from an existential or spiritual perspective to popular culture’s impact on personal development. But what all of the artists attempt to show us is where we are and where we might be heading. – Amy Smith-Stewart

Panel Discussion: What Do You Believe In

Thursday, May 17
3:00 – 5:00 pm
37 Main Street, Brooklyn 11201
New York Photo Festival


Amy Smith-Stewart, Curator

Jen DeNike
Xaviera Simmons
Matthew Spiegelman