Free public event with our Photo Urbanism program to celebrate a new photo exhibition at the Brooklyn Public Library New Lots Branch, exploring vacant lots in East New York.

The Design Trust for Public Space in partnership with the Brooklyn Public Library will be opening a new photo exhibition by local photographer Elliott Golden and in collaboration with the East New York Community Land Trust.

“3 Lots,” is a case study of three vacant lots in East New York. The final exhibition is a combination of mixed-media collages and photographs that document the distinct, but related, histories of the vacancies, their current condition, and the people and organizations advocating for more equitable and restorative uses of the land. In celebration of the 3 Lots exhibition opening, please join us at the New Lots Library to view the exhibition and meet the artist.

Join us for the exhibition opening on Thursday, June 29th:

6:00pm- Exhibition on view

6:30pm- Artist's talk in the auditorium

7:15pm - Reception

3 Lots will be on view and open to the public during library hours from June 29 until July 28th 2023.

More about ENYCLT: East New York and Brownsville residents mobilized to form the East New York Community Land Trust (ENYCLT) at the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic to take community ownership of land and to stop displacement and achieve self-determination for low-to-moderate income Black and brown residents. ENYCLT is now in the midst of a multi-pronged community organizing strategy to take community control of land so it can be used to best serve the community's wishes and needs — through deeply affordable housing, community centers, parks, art spaces, health clinics and businesses that offer residents high quality jobs. Get involved.

Elliott is the Design Trust 2022-2023 Photo Urbanism Fellow, an educator, and public health professional. Explore more of his work here.

The Photo Urbanism program provides fellowships to photographers to create a body of work about the role of public space in New York City, including the opportunity to mentor youth photographers from the NeOn Photography Network, a community created to provide both professional and creative opportunities. Learn more here.

The Photo Urbanism Fellowship is supported in part by the NYC Department of Cultural Affairs.

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Date and Time

Thursday, June 29, 2023 @ 6:00 PM – Friday, July 28, 2023 @ 5:00 PM


Brooklyn Public Library - New Lots Branch


  • Barbey Street Brooklyn, NY 11207