I am super excited to welcome POP UP STUDIO by Kristopher Johnson to the 2019 Kwanzaa Celebration & Kujichagulia Marketplace hosted by and in collaboration with the African American Community and JCC Beacon Program at I.S. 49! Kristopher Johnson is a portrait and fine art photographer whom I had the pleasure of meeting at the MakerSpace Holiday Maker Market in Staten Island 2 weeks ago where we both were vendors. I was in awe of his diverse images at his Pop Up Photography Studio and kept the line for his services continual. "Photography is the big lie that tells the truth. A moment caught. Never to be caught again. Worts and all. Worts be gone. Just ones and zeros. Ones and zeros... In search of the original that has been imitated. The Archetype." To become one of his subjects, join us at this evening of collaboration and community on Friday, Dec 27, 2019 at Berta A. Dreyfus I.S. 49, 101 Warren St, Staten Island, from 4pm-10pm! FREE Registration online - https://www.rocanatural.com/upcoming-events Learn more about POP UP PHOTO STUDIO by Kristopher Johnson, visit @kristopherjohnsonphotography. (Instagram to see a portfolio) Kristopher-Johnson.com (website) ----- All are welcome to come experience the culture, learn about the Kwanzaa 7 Principles and celebrate the second principle of Kwanzaa - Kujichagulia. Self determination. "To define ourselves, name ourselves, create for ourselves, and speak for ourselves. For more information, become a vendor, community supporter, performer or volunteer, contact Dorcas Meyers, Event Coordinator & Community Supporter, 917-406-7736 or email, firstname.lastname@example.org.