SPONSOR: New York Public Library Branch on Roosevelt Island
WHEN: Thursday, May 10 at 6:30 p.m.
WHERE: New York Public Library Branch on Roosevelt Island
PRESS RSVP: www.rihs.us
BACKGROUND: When Willard Psychiatric Center closed in New York's Finger Lakes in 1995, an employee discovered a large collection of suitcases in storage in an attic. Many of these pieces of luggage contained the personal belongings of former patients. Renowned photographer Jon Crispin has completed his multi-year project to photograph these suitcases and their contents, which he described in a previous RIHS lecture in 2016. In this lecture, Mr. Crispin will reflect on the experience of this project and share the photos in a lecture at the New York Public Library Branch on Roosevelt Island, on Thursday, May 10 at 6:30 p.m.