Documenting the Nameplate: A Scanning Party

Join Documenting the Nameplate in celebrating nameplates and nostalgia. 

Bring your personal photographs that showcase nameplate jewelry to be scanned for the Documenting the Nameplate book and wear your own nameplates to have your portrait taken with your jewelry. 

Photos by Gogy Esparza

Sounds by Mic_Wave

Refreshments will be served!


Documenting the Nameplate is an open-call book project celebrating nameplate jewelry and its myriad styles and cultural traditions, spearheaded by Isabel Flower, Marcel Rosa-Salas, and Kyle Richardson. They host open-call events where attendees can have their nameplates photographed and share their stories. All participants receive a copy of their portrait. In addition, they have an email address and online portal through which anyone, worldwide, can submit images and/or anecdotes. Documenting the Nameplate has hosted events in New York City at Knockdown Center, Cafe Erzulie, Playground Coffee Shop, and Magic Gallery. Participating photographers include Azikiwe Mohammed, Naima Green, Destiny Mata, and Gogy Esparza. Their project aims to foreground plurality and nonlinear history-making, and they are hoping to access as wide-ranging of a submission base as possible. @documentingthenameplate

Image: Gogy Esparza