A Close Look Inside James Shuler Memorial Boxing Gym: Photographs by Jano Cohen
Presented in cooperation with the Philadelphia Photo Arts Center
In the Open Lens Gallery: January 26 – March 8
Free and open to the public: Monday-Saturday, 9 AM-5 PM, and Sunday, 9 AM-2 PM
Opening Reception: Thursday, Jan. 26 • 5:30-7:30 PM
Free • Registration required • RSVP HERE
When first commissioned to photograph a fundraising event for the PA Golden Gloves in Chester, PA, artist Jano Cohen discovered James Shuler Memorial Boxing Gym, a community treasure well respected in the Philadelphia boxing world at Athens and Brooklyn Streets in West Philadelphia. Impressed by a sense of safety and a friendly welcome, Cohen was instantly drawn into the lives of the members and their work. Exploring the mixture of respect, camaraderie, tenderness and tough love, this series of photographs shares the artist’s newly-found knowledge about boxing with a focus on one gym’s sense of home and family.
This exhibition is the latest in a series of exhibitions at the Gershman Y featuring members of the Philadelphia Photo Arts Center.