Michael Nicholas Paras: Shooting Hoops

Marité & Joe Robinson Strolling Gallery I
February 22–June 16

Michael Nicholas Paras
Moses Malone, Basketball Hall of Famer, Petersburg, VA, 2005
Archival pigment print
Edition 1 of 15
20 x 24 in.
Courtesy of the artist

New York-based photographer and videographer Michael Nicholas Paras is passionate about basketball.  Shooting Hoops presents a selection of photographs he took in urban, rural, and suburban locations, each one highlighting a solitary basketball hoop. The exhibition also includes several examples from Paras’ ongoing “First Hoops” project documenting the basketball hoops famous players used when they first played the game. Combining his love of basketball with photographic skill, Paras’ work conveys a story about inspiration, motivation, hard work, team spirit, dreams, and achievement.  Paras resides in Maplewood, NJ.

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