Friday, May 22, 2009


Thursday, April 30, 2009


Sunday, May 3th, 2009

1pm to 4pm

Under I-95 at Front St. and Mifflin St.

The exhibition is free and
open to the public.

Color photocopies of the photos included in the installation will be available for purchase at 5 dollars each as supplies last.

America will also be available for purchase. The event will happen rain or shine. It's going to be off the hook.
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Things Everyone Can Help With On May 3rd!

1. It will be damp and possibly raining on May 3rd. If any of the photos are peeling up from the pillars, smooth them back down.

2. Don't let anyone take them off until 4 PM.

Thanks my friends!
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I-95.09 Press Release

Zoe Strauss Photography Installation Under I-95

May 3, 2009

Photographer and installation artist Zoe Strauss will exhibit 231 photographs, new
and selected, on Sunday, May 3th, 2009 from 1pm to 4pm under I-95 at
Front St. and Mifflin St. in South Philadelphia. The exhibition is free and
open to the public. Color photocopies of the photos included in installation will be available for purchase at 5 dollars each as supplies last. Ms. Strauss new book America will also be available for purchase. The event will happen
rain or shine. It's going to be off the hook.

This is the 9th year of Ms. Strauss's ongoing 10-year photo installation in
South Philadelphia. Within the last 9 years Ms. Strauss has published "America," a collection of photographs that was an Artforum "Best Book of 2008," received a United States Artists fellowship. spent a month in Alaska courtesy of USArtists and the Rasmuson folks, shown in France, had 2 critically acclaimed solo shows at Silverstein Photography, shown in the 2006 Whitney Biennial, received a Pew Fellowship in the Arts, been commissioned to create a ramp project at the Philadelphia ICA, had 8 prints purchased by the Philadelphia Museum of Art for their permanent collection, received a Leeway grant and won "friends of Arcadia award." Nuts, right?

Of all this fanciness, the 95 show is the big thing in Ms. Strauss's opinion.

I-95 is focus and keystone, and the rest of these things are details of I-95.

Zoe Strauss is the executive director of the Philadelphia Public Art Project.

For more information on the May 3 exhibit or on the Philadelphia Public Art Project please
contact Zoe Strauss at
info (at) zoestrauss (dot) com



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contact: Zoe Strauss
info (at) zoestrauss (dot) com
Hello Friends.

At I-95 I will sign America and color copies, so please feel free to bring a book for me to sign if you want. I'm trying to figure out the best time to sign stuff, I think I'm going to devote 2PM to 3PM for signing. Signed things are good, but there's no need for signing either. The images are the same signed or not.

In Philadelphia you can get a copy of America at...

The Joseph Fox Bookshop
1724 Sansom Street

Bindlestiff Books
4530 Baltimore Ave

Penn Book Center
130 S. 34th Street

All Indiebound booksellers.

I-95.09 Clean Up

Friends, if anyone can come help clean up under I-95

Friday from Noon to 1


Saturday from Noon to 1

I would be eternally grateful. Just show up! Bringing your own broom is welcome.

With Love,


Here’s what happens on Sunday, May 3 2009 at Front and Mifflin Sts. in Philadelphia, PA. There’s 231 photographs under I-95 from 1PM to 4PM. All of the photos will be up at 1PM.

There’s photos for sale at the table, and maps and photo lists, golf pencils, water and pretzels. Color copies are 5 dollars each, please ask for them by number. Every photo in the show has a number written on the ground in front of the image. If you want to buy a copy, tell the people at the table the number and they’ll get it for you. Working at the table will be Allison, Yujean, and Savannah. Ashley will be available for answering questions. Maria is security.

Savannah: #1 Sister of all time!
Yujean: intern from The Philadelphia Center
Ashley: intern from Moore
Allison: intern from Tyler
Maria: Ashely's lady friend

also starring Manny Dominguez, Jr, Ilene Baker, Christine Settino and the one and only Lynn Bloom.

At 4 when the show is over people are welcome to take the photos from the pilasters. PLEASE TAKE ONLY ONE, SO THAT EVERYONE WHO'S THERE CAN GET ONE. If there's images up at 5 oclock, you can go back and take another, but please wait.

There’s adhesive backing on the photos, so if you think you want to take one bring saran wrap or paper to put on the back. And bring some for other people, too.

For folks who are just wandering in who or don’t know about the maps and photos for sale at the table, please tell them how the show works. Also, there's no need for a map if you want to see the show without notions of where the photos were made. It's installed so that you can do it however you want.


1. There's a lot of walking to see this installation. It's a total of 2 square city blocks, so be prepared. I will have bottles of water at the info/sales table that you can grab. Bring a folding chair if desired. Also, I would say it takes about an hour to an hour and a half to do the whole thing.

2. The info/sales table will be on the Miffin St. side of the underpass. It's not necessary to stop there, but I will have maps and lists of the photos included in the installation. Remember, you can start and end anywhere in the installation, the numbers are only for ease of purchase and if you'd like to know where the photo was made.

In the last couple of years the line to buy photos has been pretty slow moving, so my super as"sis"tant, Savannah Roberts and my #1 intern, Charday Laverty who won't be in attendance because SHE'S JOINED THE FUCKING ARMY, have come up with some organizational changes to speed things up. If you are interested in buying a photo, please, PLEASE, request the image by number. Every photo has a number at the base of the pillar that corresponds to the map and you can pick up maps and golf pencils at the table in the front.

At least two people will be manning the sales/info table from 1 to 4 and the two main anchors are Ms. Savannah Roberts, Ms. Yujean Park and Ms. Allison Feldish. They are bright and charming young women who can answer many of your questions and help you if you are interested in making a purchase. I will also be able to answer questions. However, I will most likely be semi comatose and unable to be my usual erudite self.

There will be at least 2 color photocopies of every photo in the exhibition available for purchase, as supplies last. All photos are 5 dollars.

3. The show is from 1PM to 4PM, which means that after 4PM folks are allowed to take the photos from the pillars. I am requesting that people only take ONE photo per person. If you want to grab another, wait til 5PM and then go to town.


4. Please be aware that some of the subject matter is sensitive and deals with adult themes.

5. Here are DIRECTIONS to the show.


This will be a difficult year without Mary Ann Black there, my aunt and cheerleader. Love you and miss you, Mary Ann.


S Front St & Mifflin St


From Points South via I-95

I-95 N to the Columbus Blvd- Exit 20 towards Washington Ave (0.2 mile)
Take the ramp toward Snyder Ave / Oregon Ave (0.1 mile)
Turn slight right onto S. Columbus Blvd (0.2 mile)
Turn right onto Tasker St (0.1 mile)
Turn left onto S. Front St (0.2 mile)
End at S. Front & Mifflin

From Points North via I-95

I-95 N to the Columbus Blvd- Exit 20 (on the left) towards Washington Ave (0.2 mile)
Turn right onto S. Columbus Blvd (0.7 mile)
Turn right onto Tasker St (0.1 mile)
Turn left onto S. Front St (0.2 mile)
End at S. Front & Mifflin

From New Jersey Turnpike and Points East:

Jersey Turnpike to Exit 4.
Follow Route 73 to Route 38 West.
Follow Route 38 West to US 30 West over the Ben Franklin Bridge.
When you exit the bridge, immediately merge right onto I-95 S toward Chester / Philadelphia International Airport.
I-95 N to the Columbus Blvd- Exit 20 (on the left) towards Washington Ave (0.2 mile)
Turn right onto S. Columbus Blvd (0.7 mile)
Turn right onto Tasker St (0.1 mile)
Turn left onto S. Front St (0.2 mile)
End at S. Front & Mifflin

From PA Turnpike and Points West:

Take I-76 E toward Philadelphia
Merge onto Vine Street Expressway / I-676 E / US 30 E via Exit 344 on the left toward Chester /
Philadelphia / International Airport
Take the Columbus Blvd- Exit 20 (on the left) towards Washington Ave (0.2 mile)
Turn right onto S. Columbus Blvd (0.7 mile)
Turn right onto Tasker St (0.1 mile)
Turn left onto S. Front St (0.2 mile)
End at S. Front & Mifflin


Septa Trip Planner... click here and type in "s. front st and mifflin st." as destination.

From City Hall, take the Broad St. Line SOUTHBOUND to SNYDER and exit. Then take the 79 bus on Snyder Ave. EASTBOUND to Front and Snyder. Walk NORTHBOUND toward Target. It's a 4 minute walk to Front and Mifflin.

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*new for 2009 show
60 new photos
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