“The Lams of Ludlow Street” by Thomas Holton at the New York Public Library
Thomas Holton‘s series The Lams of Ludlow Street ( 2003-5), which was featured in Aperture magazine issue #186, is part of the group show “Eminent Domain: Contemporary Photography and the City” at the New York Public Library through August 29, 2008. Read a review of the show here in the New York Times.
The Lams are currently living in Red Cross housing following an electrical fire in their building on June 14. The family made it out safely, but their building is closed for inspection. Their landlord and NYC building inspectors are assessing the structure to decide if it can be rebuilt. The Lams have to be out of their temporary housing in December and chances are they won’t be able to move back into the Ludlow St. building, so Holton is selling limited “benefit” edition prints from the series, with all proceeds going to the family as they try to rebuild their lives.
Fourteen different images are available, they will be color 11×14 C-prints, $175 each, with discounts available when purchasing more than one. This offer is good through July 4, 2008. Contact Holton directly at firstname.lastname@example.org or you can call him at (917) 364-8044 to purchase prints and help the Lams. Most of the available images can be seen here.