Extra “We Are Ithaca” portrait session this Thursday at Tompkins Library

The organizers of the “We Are Ithaca” portrait project spent a few months last year capturing photos of hundreds of Ithaca area residents, and there’s one last chance to get into the project with a portrait session this Thursday afternoon.

A We Are Ithaca portrait session last year at the farmers market. 14850 file photo.

“Once in a while a community based art project comes along that is smart and straightforward and does a beautiful job of highlighting the people integral to a place,” said a We Are Ithaca volunteer last fall. “We Are Ithaca seems to be it!” So far, over 1,000 people have been photographed.

Everyone is welcome to the free session from 1-3pm on Thursday, January 18 at the Tompkins County Public Library, and organizers encourage everyone to “bring an object that you cherish or that you identify.” There’ll be a chance to share something about yourself on video, too.

The portrait session is in the Ezra Cornell reading room at the library. More info is available at their website at weareithaca.org.

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