Megan Sperry is an artist, activist, educator and documentarian. Her projects range from documentary films to published news articles, still photography and multimedia installations, all with a focus on social change.
This is a news article that I wrote for the Hunts Point Express in the Spring of 2009. This program is an amazing offering for South Bronx mom’s who are seeking balance. The program was organized by Tanya Fields, a mother of four and a community activist.
W.O.R.T.H addresses the War on Drugs | Media Documentation | June 2011
On June 17th, 2011 Women on the Rise Telling HerStory held a panel discussion at the Adam Clayton Powell State building to discuss the 40th anniversary of the War on Drugs. After the panel discussion the organization prompted a silent protest outside the building in observance on the lives lost to drugs and the campaigns failure in our society.
On May 12th Protest NYC | Media Documentation | May 2011
In May thousands of protesters from all different organizations, unions and backgrounds marched down to Wall Street in an effort to show the banks and corporations that got bailed out by the US government to open their eyes because the people who got sold out are pretty unhappy.
The Domino Effect | Documentary Film | Spring 2012
The Domino Effect is a documentary film about the rezoning of the old Domino Sugar Factory in Williamsburg Brooklyn from manufacturing to 2200 luxury condos with a small percentage of affordable housing units. I collaborated with Daniel Phelps and Brian Paul on this project and it was completed in the Spring of 2012. Please check out The Domino Effect Movie website for more information and upcoming screenings.
Man in the Mirror | Multimedia Installation | December 2009
Man in the Mirror is a project that I collaborated with Dahye Lee on. We built the installation using Max MSP. The projects goal was to raise awareness about an individuals identity, and how our differences become so apparent when our images are juxtaposed.
In November 2009, I traveled to Mexico City to document the Dia de los Muertos celebration. I split my time between Mexico City and a small town in Guerrero. The celebration was incredible and the hospitality that I experienced during my stay was amazing. This tradition is truly beautiful.
Libertad Urban Farm | Block Party Fundraiser | September 2009
The Libertad Urban Farm is a project that was proposed by Tanya Fields for a small plot in the South Bronx in a public park on Fox St. Ultimately the proposal was turned down by the City even though it had gained major community support.
Plant Parenthood was part of the annual Figment Art Show on Governors Island in 2009. It was a collaboration between fellow IMA students with the purpose of raising awareness about urban gardening and local food production.