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Shoes Made for Walking
By The Editors
Cheryl Lee Bowers is a rising art star and tastemaker in Brooklyn. As a curator for Insight Magazine, a publication of the non-profit Fokus, she helps select content created by 18-29 year-olds in New York City. Every month, the magazine issues a new theme, often with a nod to politics and current events. (Most recently, the theme was "Borders.") In her bio for the magazine, Bowers asserts that photography and art "is her freedom." And it really is her gateway to a variety of endeavors. As one of the winners of Artbridge's Brownsville Matters competition, Cheryl has large-scale photographs installed at the basketball court outside the Langston Hughes Houses. She also wrote a book called The Not So Long Book, whose "story starts with you." Then there's her work as a professional and family photographer through her studio, 24-MP. You might even recognize Cheryl's words and voice from the Quail Bell poetry film, East Brooklyn Reverie. Oh, and did we mention Cheryl is now designing sneakers?
Cheryl recently released Walkers, shown here. We asked her about the inspiration behind these fetch kicks and she gave us this brief artist statement: "Cheryl Lee Bowers is a Brooklyn-based photographer who walks almost everywhere. She wears just about any shoe to shoot in. But unable to find a shoe just for photographers who are on their feet all the time, she designed a shoe concept that caters to that professional lifestyle. She named them Walkers."
Walkers is a unique limited edition shoe concept that is handcrafted in Italy and it will be available to pre-order for the next 20 days. Check them out here.
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