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It’s unique to have been part of a workplace that deserves a eulogy.
Chelsea Photographic, originally Chelsea Black and White, has been a part of my life for 19 years. My first day of work, running film, was the day after I moved to Brooklyn in May of 2000. Over the years my roles changed, the company changed, the industry changed, New York changed, but we were always here; sometimes I think out of sheer stubbornness.
I can credit some of my closest friendships to having worked at Chelsea along with countless professional relationships, and having had the opportunity to work with literal icons of the art and photography worlds. It’s been an amazing ride, and one I haven’t taken much time to reflect on until these past few weeks. There are fantastic stories, moments of camaraderie (and probably a little scandal), that are part of all of us.
So today, our last day of tying up loose ends before starting our collective new chapters, is a sad one, if not surreal.
It feels like leaving home.
Thank you to everyone who’s been a part of this. On to new projects and endeavors!