SERIES 1: DIONNE BROWN JORDAN & JIM MCDONNELL
Parachute Postcards are curated by Amanda Deutch and designed by Susan Brennan and Ed Zeizel.
Jim McDonnell is an archival producer for documentaries who finds his escape behind the camera shooting in his beloved Coney Island. His love affair with Coney Island began when his father, a Brooklyn native, took him to Coney when he was eight and put him the back seat of the Cyclone - nothing was ever the same after that. He has photographed Coney Island for the last 20 years and does work for Luna Park, Deno's Wonder Wheel Park, and the Alliance for Coney Island. He has also served as the Secretary to the Coney Island Polar Bear Club for the last four years.
Dionne Brown-Jordan aka D.L.Jordan, is a writer who lives and works in Coney Island. She is the author of the book, "Living Life Like It's Golden" and "Open Your G.I.F.T.S" - a book collaboration with actress Kim Coles and 22 amazing authors. She is owner of Brown Circle Dialogues D.B.A. a certified Life Coach.
Parachute Postcards launched in July, 2018. They are emailed seasonally to our mailing list. Tens of thousands of postcards were mailed from Coney Island daily at the turn of the last century. Parachute Literary Arts felt inspired to riff on that long tradition by inviting Coney Island writers and photographers to collaborate on virtual "postcards". Parachute Postcards focuses our attention on Coney Island's residential neighborhood and natural areas more than the amusement area. We want to send you postcards that reflect a multifaceted view from Coney Island. Parachute Postcards are created by pairing a local writer and photographer to capture what resonates with them in Coney Island.