Abandoned bicycle parts and lonely scraps haunt the images of award-winning photographer, Raphael Xavier’s, documentary photo project No Bicycle Parking.
Many of the 400 images in Xavier’s series were taken in Philadelphia. Over 10 years, the photographer collected and captured these sad images of stripped bikes. March 21 and 22, No Bicycle Parking will show at The Painted Bride Art Center.
During this time Xavier invites bike owners and gallery attendees to share personal stories about their own experiences with lost or stripped bikes. According to the Painted Bride's website, “Stories from owners of abandoned bikes may be selected for inclusion in the upcoming printed, large-format art volume of Raphael Xavier’s abandoned bicycle art photographs.”
For more information on the event or to share your story with the artist via email, click here.