Opening reception Friday, November 5, 2021 | 6-8 P.M.
Throughout Spring 2020, photographer Michelle Johnsen travelled the streets of Lancaster taking pandemic porch portraits of families from a safe social distance. Multi-disciplinary artist Josh Graupera then interviewed some of these families to explore their feelings about living through the Covid-19 crisis.
Stoop Sessions is a donation-based portrait project that documents Lancaster’s experiences during COVID-19 quarantine, while also generating much needed funding to non-profits. Recipients included Crispus Attucks Community Center, Rebel Cause Day Shelter, Lancaster LGBTQ+ Coalition, Station One Center for the Arts, and Meals on Wheels Lancaster.
Michelle Johnsen is a portrait and nature photographer and photojournalist in Lancaster, PA. Michelle harnesses light and expressive emotion to create images that stir the heart and mind. Focusing human connection, Michelle’s work aims to evoke vulnerability and authenticity in her subjects and viewers.
josh graupera (they/them) is a Lancaster born, Philadelphia-based artist, activist, and storyteller. Their practice explores the relationship between visual art and community organizing through drawing, screen printing, writing, and facilitation. www.joshgraupera.com
Phone: (717) 871-7018
42 N Prince Street
Lancaster, Pennsylvania 17603