Monday, October 5, 2015

500 Plates

On Sunday afternoon I had lunch with 499 of my closest friends on the Akron Innerbelt. San Francisco artist Hunter Franks had come up with the idea of 500 Plates - lunch on the Inner Belt with music by the Admirables and a chance to discuss the future of the freeway when it closes next spring. Plates with recipes from all 22 Akron neighborhoods were given away with tote bags. The Knight Foundation funded the event. I wasn't there to shoot but to enjoy the day, meet people, and talk - but I shot anyways....

Towpath Bridge in the background.

Kyle and Getta

500 Plates


Poet Ace Epps and Kyle from Knight

Akron City Councilman Rich Swirsky - who I had the pleasure of eating with - great discussions too.

Sara, Liz, Fran, & Roza

Patrick, Aiden and Michael

Hunter Franks


Nolan James checking on his little one.

Photographer Shane Wynn and The Admirables

The Admirables

Squash Casserole

Pre-Lunch Poem

"Good Looking Crew"

Mayor Fusco


The Admirables closing it down.

Check out this video by Amani Abraham where Hunter describes the motivation behind the day.

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