WORCESTER, MA – After more than a year under the weight of the coronavirus pandemic, Worcester will host the first 508 Day since 2019 and unveil a year-long photo project aimed at documenting the faces and stories of local residents.
On Saturday, the “I Am Worcester” photo exhibit will be on display at the Jean McDonough Arts Center (JMAC), 20 Franklin St., and at the I-290 ramp exit 15 at Shrewsbury Street. The exhibit will feature photos of residents taken over the past year by local photographers, and each photo will feature a story about that person.
“I Am Worcester” kicked off in early March 2020 and several in-person photoshoots have taken place since. During 508 Day, Worcester photographer Matt Wright will be offering free portraits near the JMAC (pre-registration required). And residents can share their personal story with go with pictures here.
The first 508 Day was held in 2019 and aimed to showcase local arts and culture, as well as the people and places that make Worcester unique, whether it’s the Burnside Fountain or a restaurant. local.
After Saturday, the exhibition “I am Worcester” will be on display at JMAC until May 20th. If you can’t make it to JMAC on Saturday, over 160 large posters with photos will be displayed along Exit 15.