Mustafah Abdulaziz: “Personal Renaissance” Exhibition Opening

Published by MJR on May 9th, 2010 in Events, Exhibitions, News | 3 Comments »




Curated by Jordan Rockford, the Personal Renaissance portrait series will be on view in Dilworth Plaza at City Hall, Philadelphia, from May 19 through July 29, 2010, with a public opening on Wednesday, May 19, at 5:00pm.

As part of the Porch Light Initiative, a partnership between the Mural Arts Program and the Philadelphia Department of Behavioral Health, program participants at the Act II Center of the JEVS Human Services building in Kensington, North Philadelphia, have been exploring both the personal and the communal process of recovery from addiction through the creation of a new mural.

Sharing its name with that mural project, photographer Mustafah Abdulaziz’s Personal Renaissance portrait series depicts participants from that program in moments of reflection along the journey towards recovery. Large-scale photographs paired with text will be exhibited along the arcades at Dilworth Plaza, Philadelphia City Hall, an active transit hub where people from all walks of life share their daily journey. In sharing the journey of those working towards a renewal of the self, these portraits will bridge a greater understanding of the real nature of human dignity and the paths we all travel in the pursuit of understanding our own.

Mustafah Abdulaziz is a Brooklyn-based photographer, member of the photo collective MJR and his client list includes NewsweekThe Wall Street Journal, and The New York Times.

For more information, please contact Netanel Eliezer, Exhibition Project Manager, at +1 215-685-0729 or


ACT II methadone clinic, 2009.

3 Responses to “Mustafah Abdulaziz: “Personal Renaissance” Exhibition Opening”

  1. IZABELLA DEMAVLYS» Blog Archive » Personal Renaissance, Mustafah Abdulaziz Says:

    May 10th, 2010 at 7:39 am

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  2. Eli Meir Kaplan Says:

    May 20th, 2010 at 1:13 pm

    Big congrats! I want to see this!



  3. Emily Says:

    May 31st, 2010 at 7:14 pm

    Big congrats! I want to see this!