Faces of rowing, Celebrating diversity in its many forms 158 images Created 23 Jun 2014
If a picture is worth a thousand words, think of the impact more than 100 pictures can make. Sabina's project, the Faces of Rowing, is about pictures of individuals who make up the diverse community of rowers on the Schuylkill River. Over the past few decades Boathouse Row has become an expansive community that includes men, women, young, old, fat, thin, short, tall, Caucasian, Asian and African American, gay and lesbian. Indeed, Boathouse Row is more than bricks and mortar. It is a living history of Philadelphia’s rowing story. The Faces of Rowing depicts rowing in Philadelphia today and the diversity that has come about over a period of years. The Faces of Rowing is a series of individual photos of the rowing community of Boathouse Row. The project focuses on the PEOPLE, rather than the PLACE. With the help of the Schuylkill Navy of Philadelphia and support from Penn Athletic Club, the photos will be displayed on the façade of Penn AC facing Kelly Drive. Just as the lights of Boathouse Row bring attention to the iconic location from the waterside, Faces of Rowing will bring attention to the people of rowing on the Kelly Drive side. More than 70,000 cars drive by Boathouse Row every day, thousands more use the drive for recreational activities each weekend and even thousands more during bike races, marathons, walks and triathlons.