Brooklynite Cacy Forgenie has photographed sites of burning taxis, crash-piled police cruisers, smoking rumble and dazed bleeders on the losing side of a domestic scuffle (The Girl Won). Opening on September 11, his exhibit “Jaded” will inject shots of New Yorkers’ at their most traumatic moments into a Christopher Street bar. Preview the work below.

The works are part of a larger, must see photo project: LIVE! From New York.

The journalist/artist (and former editor of defunct Mass Appeal graffiti mag) explains:

Jaded gets its title from the idea that patrons frequenting the bar, people living in the Tri-State area, inter-generational Blacks and Latinos of different socio-economic backgrounds, have seen or done it all. By showing photographs of figures in their most trying circumstances, the photographer hopes to transform the venue from a site of expectation, disillusionment and eroticism into a space of empathy and recognition.

Stop by the opening and pick up a 8.5 x 11 tabloid catalog of the photographs.


“Jaded,” Cacy Forgenie, Sep 11 – Oct 20, Chi CHIz Bar, NYC