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Baxter St at the Camera Club of NY - Baxter St on the Rock hosted at The Rockaway Hotel

Celebrating Baxter St on the Rock

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Baxter St at the Camera Club of New York held their fourth annual benefête, “Baxter St on the Rock,” on June 18 at the Rockaway Hotel. Honoring Harper’s Bazaar Editor-in-Chief Samira Nasr, Tariq “Black Thought” Trotter, and emerging photographer Elliott Jerome Brown Jr, the event raised essential funds for the 137-year-old organization.

Baxter St at the Camera Club of NY - Baxter St on the Rock hosted at The Rockaway Hotel

Samira Nasr, courtesy of Baxter St.

Baxter St alum Ivan Forde unveiled his 90-foot long commissioned mural on the hotel’s facade at the party, accompanied by live and exclusive performances by Black Thought, a DJ set by Questlove, oft-sampled Menahan Street Band with RockNation’s KIRBY, Derrick Adams with Roots trumpeter Dave Guy, and more.

Baxter St at the Camera Club of NY - Baxter St on the Rock hosted at The Rockaway Hotel

Baxter St Director Jil Weinstock and President Michi Jigarjian, courtesy of Baxter St.

Baxter St is known for its critical support of emerging lens-based artists. “Baxter St on the Rock” celebrates the power of images and the equity in visual culture, representation, and advocacy for inclusivity across lens-based media. 

Baxter St at the Camera Club of NY - Baxter St on the Rock hosted at The Rockaway Hotel

Tariq “Black Thought” Trotter and Titus Kaphar, courtesy of Baxter St.

The event brought together artists, musicians, philanthropists, and cultural luminaries like Baxter St President Michi Jigarjian, Rashid Johnson and Sheree Hovsepian, Precious Lee, Titus Kaphar, Sarah Hoover, Zoe Buckman, Cecilia Dean, Kennedy Yanko, Casey Freemont, Michelle Hellman and more to raise funds for the Workspace Residency Program, cutting-edge exhibitions, grant-making program, and conversation series.

Baxter St at the Camera Club of NY - Baxter St on the Rock hosted at The Rockaway Hotel

Courtesy of Baxter St.

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