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Exhibitions Tagged #NYC

Senior Saviors

Grand Street Settlement Best
 on show
 archive : 2022

Presented by The Lower Eastside Girls Club and Photoville, in partnership with PhotoWings

Recipient of the 2022 Photoville & PhotoWings Educator Exhibition Grant

Senior Saviors showcases portraits that celebrate the spirit and legacy of our elders who are giving back to the Lower East Side community.

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Sanitation Museum Pop-up at Floyd Bennett Field

Floyd Bennett Field
 archive : 2022

Presented by Jamaica Bay-Rockaway Parks Conservancy

The Sanitation Museum’s pop-up at Floyd Bennett Field celebrates the history of waste and sanitation in New York City through several themes: the displaced working-class community of Barren Island, the ongoing contributions of the Department of Sanitation, and the successful re-use of sanitary landfills around Jamaica Bay.

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The Brooklyn Connection

Lefferts House, Prospect Park
 archive : 2022

Presented by Photoville, Prospect Park Alliance and NYC Parks

Sponsored by MPB

All formulated by their connection to Brooklyn, each artist’s work is a beautiful well-mixed mosaic.

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Saved By Grace

South Beach Promenade
 archive : 2021

Alice Austen House presents Saved by Grace, an ongoing project by Nataki Hewling documenting senior Black men. This visual story sends the message that our communities need Black male elders to nourish our ecosystems. We need to go the distance to protect their lives.

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Kensington Cares এলাকার যত্নে কেন্সিংটন / Kensington Se Cuida

Avenue C Plaza
 archive : 2021

When COVID-19 hit Kensington, people took care of one another. The Kensington Cares exhibit celebrates this collective movement on the Avenue C Plaza—a place of resilience and creativity.

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Simple Moments Of An Emerging Presence

South Beach Promenade
 archive : 2021

The Alice Austen House presents New York City-based Mexican-American photographer Irma Bohórquez-Geisler’s series documenting the daily life within the local Mexican-American and Mexican-immigrant communities from within New York City—with a focus on Staten Island.

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Messages To Those We’ve Lost: 9/11 Memorial Railings

Brooklyn Bridge Park – Pier 3
 archive : 2021

Wooden railings from 9/11 commemoration events—covered in handwritten messages from victims’ family members—have been photographed and transcribed by the NYC Department of Records and Information Services to preserve the messages as a memorial to those we’ve lost.

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Taking It To The Streets

Chelsea Park
 archive : 2021

In response to the rapid succession of police killings of Black Americans in the spring of 2020, a small group of concerned citizens in New York City channeled their outrage into activism—sparking the biggest reoccurring mass cyclist protests the world has ever seen.

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TransLatinxs Y La Resiliencia Contra COVID-19 // TransLatinx Resilience Against COVID-19

Travers Park
 archive : 2021
TransLatinx Resilience Against COVID-19 documents how the pandemic has impacted Colectivo Intercultural TRANSgrediendo, an organization founded by Lorena Borjas, and its community of transgender Latinx immigrants in Queens.
TransLatinxs y la Resilencia Contra Covid-19 documenta cómo la pandemia ha impactado al Colectivo Intercultural TRANSgrediendo, la organización fundada por Lorena Borjas, y su comunidad de inmigrantes latinx transgénero en Queens.
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Views From Coney Island

West 10th Street between Surf Ave and the Coney Island Boardwalk
 archive : 2021

Despite the incessant predictions of its demise, Coney Island continues to attract visitors of all races, social classes and ethnicities, who, seeking respite from their quotidian stresses and routines, come together and inject the veins of “America’s Playground” with its celebrated joie de vivre.

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Small Details

Brooklyn Bridge Park – Pier 3
 archive : 2021

Created in community with students and teachers at Digital Arts and Cinema Technology High School, Small Details highlights acts of resistance and change through lens-based media. Each piece documents a “small detail” displaying moments and actions of change. Through exhibiting our complex world views, our hope is to uplift others to reflect on the many ways they can create change.

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Stoop Stories: City Kids

Brooklyn Bridge Park – Pier 3
 archive : 2021

Stoop Stories™ is a documentary storytelling platform designed to connect, support, and celebrate our New York City neighbors— especially those hardest hit by the pandemic and systemic inequities.

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Bronx Life

Brooklyn Bridge Park – Pier 2
 archive : 2021

Four decades of my Bronx life: street life from a native son who lived through the fires and came back to document it.

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Been Seen

St. Nicholas Park – 132nd Street and 139th Street
 archive : 2021

The exhibition places in conversation the work of Harlem-based studio photographer Austin Hansen (1910-1996) with six contemporary photographers: Dario Calmese, Cheriss May, Flo Ngala, Ricky Day, Gerald Peart, and Mark Clennon. Their practices explore identity, Black experiences, visual culture, and portraiture.

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Taxi Journey Through My Windows 1977-1987

First Street Green Cultural Park
 archive : 2021

TAXI: Journey Through My Windows 1977–1987 is a portrait of the gritty chaos and community of New York in the 1970s. The book is composed of photographs captured from the driver’s seat of documentary photographer (and cab driver) Joseph Rodriguez’s taxi—including scenes of night workers getting off their shifts, children jumping through the spray of open fire hydrants in the summer, and S&M partiers leaving clubs, zipped in leather, in the early hours of the morning.

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Community Heroes: Bedford-Stuyvesant And Crown Heights

St. Andrews Playground
 archive : 2021

Community Heroes is a community organizing and public art project celebrating the everyday heroes of our neighborhoods.

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Community Matriarchs Of NYCHA

Abrons Art Center
 archive : 2021

Digital storytelling platform My Projects Runway celebrates women residents of Lower East Side public housing who have contributed to transformative change in our neighborhood with portraits from Courtney Garvin and a video work by Christopher Currence.

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Community Heroes: Fort Greene

Fort Greene Park
 archive : 2021

Local artists, youth, and community members come together to celebrate those dedicated to strengthening and supporting Fort Greene, focusing on long-term historic residents. This is an ongoing annual collaboration with the Fort Greene Park Conservancy and Friends of Commodore Barry Park.

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ICP at THE POINT: Picturing Sorrow and Joy

Baretto Point Park
 archive : 2021

This exhibition celebrates local voices picturing the sorrows and joys of daily life as we heal and transform in community with one another.

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Essential, But No Guarantees

Brooklyn Bridge Park – Empire Fulton Ferry Lawn
 archive : 2021

The service industry jobs that keep New York City’s heart ticking took a huge hit during the pandemic, leaving many people struggling. Meet some of those workers.

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Eyewitness: Who Tells The Stories Of Our Time?

Brooklyn Bridge Park – Pier 1
 archive : 2021

Eyewitness: Who Tells the Stories of Our Time? showcases the work of Eli Hiller, Sarahbeth Maney, and Joana Toro—recipients of the 2020 Eyewitness Photojournalism Grant, whose works center underreported stories across the United States.

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Faces Of Harlem

Harlem Historic Parks
 archive : 2021

Faces of Harlem is a photography exhibition celebrating the legacy of the Harlem Renaissance with 100 Harlem portraits.

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FRIENDS, ART FOR HUMANITY: Reflections From Filipino American Frontline Healthcare Workers

Brooklyn Bridge Park – Empire Fulton Ferry Lawn
 archive : 2021

Filipino healthcare workers are reflecting on the impactful moments of the last year, sharing their stories of pain, courage and resilience as frontline workers in New York City.

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The Port Authority Of NY&NJ: Moving The Region For A Century

Brooklyn Bridge Park – Pier 6
 archive : 2021

A chronicle of the centennial of the Port Authority, including the creation of container shipping, the raising of a bridge to accommodate newer, larger ships, and the Port Authority’s continuing investment in port facilities that remain as vital for commerce today as they did 100 years ago.

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Life-Line

The Clemente (LES)
 archive : 2021

Life-line is a series of 26 augmented full-bodied portraits with audible voices of multigenerational members, reflecting the diversity of the Lower East Side community that memorializes people waiting in line.

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Paradise Lost & Found: Bushwick

IS 291 Schoolyard
 archive : 2021

Paradise Lost & Found: Bushwick is a snapshot of this section of Brooklyn during the tumultuous 1980s and early 1990s. Carrying a point-and-shoot camera to her job as an art teacher at IS 291 – Roland Hayes, Meryl Meisler’s images—kept secret for decades—are a personal memoir. Upon her retirement from teaching, she began releasing them into the world.

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Prospect Park: My Oasis In Brooklyn

Lefferts House, Prospect Park
 archive : 2021

Across 41 years of photographing in Prospect Park, Jamel Shabazz has captured reunion picnics, musicians, races, dog walks, and so much more in the beloved park he calls his “Oasis in Brooklyn.”

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On My Block

Van Cortland Park
 archive : 2021

On My Block is a love letter to New York City from a native New Yorker. The project utilizes portraits and cityscapes to give the viewer a unique perspective of the city.

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Queens Is Family

Culture Lab LIC
 archive : 2021

This exhibition brings together a broad range of photographers from different neighborhoods, backgrounds and life experiences. It asks: what does family look like to you? How do we express and explore the deepest and most dependable relationships in our lives? How important are they to our own identity, and how do they define us?

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Brooklyn Bridge Park at 10: Transforming the Waterfront

Brooklyn Bridge Park – Piers 1,2,3,5 & 6
 archive : 2020

Brooklyn Bridge Park at 10 offers snapshots of the design, construction, and creation of this vibrant 85-acre ecological landscape–one of the largest and most significant public projects to be built in New York City in a generation.

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Can We Talk?

Martin Luther King Jr. Community Park
 archive : 2020

Capturing the perspectives and experiences of inner-city, east coast, and Latinx-American lives and their rituals, Can We Talk? reflects on the romance and hyperbole embedded in everyday symbols.

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Encounters

South Beach Promenade
 archive : 2020

A personal approach to street photography by Staten Island-based artist Olga Ginzburg.

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Home Away From Home

South Beach Promenade
 archive : 2020

The Alice Austen House fosters creative expression, explores personal identity, and educates and inspires the public through the interpretation of the photographs, life, and historic home of pioneering American photographer, Alice Austen (1866-1952).

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In Our Season of Discontent, Count It All Joy

St. Nicholas Park – 132nd Street and 139th Street
 archive : 2020

An exploration of the Black vernacular through archival photographs depicting gatherings, essential workers, pioneers, genius, and joy.

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La Vida en Loisaida (Life on the Lower East Side)

Jobs Plus
 archive : 2020

Taken between 2009 and 2020, La Vida en Loisaida (Life on the Lower East Side) amplifies the pride of longtime LES residents, in the wake of the neighborhood’s rapid and difficult changes.

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People of the Ferry 2020. Connection at a Time of Social Distancing

Brooklyn Bridge Park – Empire Fulton Ferry Lawn
 archive : 2020

Portraits of people and scenes of social distancing on the NYC Ferry during the summer.

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Picking Up NYC

Brooklyn Bridge Park – New Dock Street
 archive : 2020

Picking Up NYC offers a glimpse into the New York City Department of Sanitation’s rich history of heroism, inviting viewers to recognize the Sanitation workforce for their ceaseless efforts to keep New York City alive.

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Q100

Astoria Park
 archive : 2020

Q100 was photographed by Salvador Espinoza during 2016. The only method of public transportation to and from Rikers Island, the Q100 bus originates in his hometown neighborhood of Long Island City.

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Asian Americans on Race and The Pandemic

Brooklyn Bridge Park – Pier 1
 archive : 2020

In collaboration with TIME, photographer Haruka Sakaguchi documented the stories of ten New York-based Asian Americans, who share their experiences of racism during the pandemic, and how their perspectives have been shaped by recent Black Lives Matter protests.

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Segregation by Design

Brooklyn Bridge Park – Emily Warren Roebling Plaza
 archive : 2019

Segregation and the City is a photojournalism project that examines the lasting impacts of redlining and segregation across different zip codes in NYC, and lifts up the work of those working to end it.

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Spanish Harlem: El Barrio in the ’80s

Brooklyn Bridge Park – Emily Warren Roebling Plaza
 archive : 2019

Shot in the mid-to-late 80s, Joseph Rodríguez’s photographs bring us into the core of Spanish Harlem, capturing the spirit of a people that survive despite the ravages of poverty, and more recently, the threat of gentrification and displacement.

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Absent Monuments: Brooklyn Waterfront

Brooklyn Bridge Park – Emily Warren Roebling Plaza
 archive : 2019

As part of an ongoing series, artist Rose DeSiano has been erecting obelisks throughout New York City. By marking the landscape, she has been sharing histories and honoring many great people

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The Language of the City: Immigrant Voices

Brooklyn Bridge Park – Emily Warren Roebling Plaza
 archive : 2019

The Department of Records and Information Services, offers a selection of historical photographs from its Municipal Archives, featuring images of immigrants in the city.

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Bronx Activists

Brooklyn Bridge Park – Emily Warren Roebling Plaza
 archive : 2019

The BDC’s Bronx Junior Photo League (BJPL) spent the 2017-2018 school year interviewing and photographing Bronx activists from the ’70s and today, who originally started, and continue to be community leaders on issues such as: public housing conditions, gun violence, public safety and more.

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Walk This Way

Brooklyn Bridge Park – Emily Warren Roebling Plaza
 archive : 2019

Walk This Way takes us on a 30+ year visual exploration of April Walker’s rich history and fashion journey. From Walker’s roots in Brooklyn, to her trailblazing Walker Wear fashion brand, to her agility as an entrepreneur, Walk This Way cements history with iconic moments in time.

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You workin’

Brooklyn Bridge Park – Emily Warren Roebling Plaza
 archive : 2019

“You workin’” draws on personal and collective experience to question the current American administration and asks us to consider whether the world’s greatest superpower is failing.

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OPEN DOORS

Brooklyn Bridge Park – Emily Warren Roebling Plaza
 archive : 2019

As part of the OPEN DOORS arts and justice initiative, the Reality Poets are men who have been harmed by gun violence using storytelling, hip-hop, and the spoken word, challenging their audiences to combat the injustice that breeds violence in New York City neighborhoods.

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Past Tense: DUMBO Before Instagram

Brooklyn Bridge Park – Emily Warren Roebling Plaza
 archive : 2019

Through rarely published photographs from The New York Times’s archive, viewers can travel back in time to experience the streets and buildings of Photoville’s neighborhood, before becoming the DUMBO we see and experience today.

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Scenes Unseen: The Summer of ’78

Brooklyn Bridge Park – Emily Warren Roebling Plaza
 archive : 2018

Idled by a newspaper strike in the summer of 1978, eight New York Times staff photographers were enlisted by the New York City parks commissioner to document a summer in the city’s parks.

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50 New York Artists

Brooklyn Bridge Park – Emily Warren Roebling Plaza
 archive : 2018

In celebration of New York Magazine’s 50th anniversary, 50 artists were invited to create 50 magazine covers that express what New York City looks like to them right now.

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Eyes on New York

Brooklyn Bridge Park – Emily Warren Roebling Plaza
 archive : 2018

The goal of this exhibition is to highlight the work and personal visions of the emerging street photographers in The New York City Street Photography Collective, while simultaneously providing viewers with a glimpse of candid, unaltered scenes of life in New York City as it happens every day.

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North Shore

Brooklyn Bridge Park – Emily Warren Roebling Plaza
 archive : 2018

It is a part of New York City that is seldom seen, but the North Shore of Staten Island is a microcosm of contemporary life in the United States. In this age of isolationism, it is also a borderland – a place where the culture wars of our decade play out in the everyday lives of residents.

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NYC Work and Working: Photographs from the WPA Federal Writers’ Project

Brooklyn Bridge Park – Emily Warren Roebling Plaza
 archive : 2018

The Municipal Archives presents an exhibition drawn from a collection of more than 5,000 photographs taken or collected by the New York City Unit of the Federal Writers’ and Art Projects of the Works Progress Administration (WPA).

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People of the Ferry

Brooklyn Bridge Park – Emily Warren Roebling Plaza
 archive : 2018

The NYC Ferry and the relationship with water — going back to Old New York before the bridges and subways were built — changed the way people think and feel about commuting. For a street photographer, it’s like new streets have opened up in New York City with the possibility of new angles and perspectives on well-known backgrounds, bridges and landscapes.

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Welcome to My Neighborhood

Brooklyn Bridge Park – Emily Warren Roebling Plaza
 archive : 2017

NYC Ferry launched on May 1st, 2017, with the goal of bringing much needed transportation options to neighborhoods traditionally underserved by public transit. We want to showcase these neighborhoods from the unique perspectives of the youth who live and spend time there. Each of our 2017 routes—Rockaway, East River, South Brooklyn and Astoria—are represented here by youth photographers who welcome you to their neighborhood.

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Living in the City: An Inside Look at Four Decades of Changing Housing in New York City

Brooklyn Bridge Park – Emily Warren Roebling Plaza
 archive : 2017

New York City is constantly changing. Cycles of growth, decay, and renewal have altered the bricks and mortar of its physical environment and the humans who live here. “Living in the City” vividly illustrates how the housing landscape in New York City changed during the four decades from 1961 to 2001.

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Community Heroes, NYC

Brooklyn Bridge Park – Emily Warren Roebling Plaza
 archive : 2016

The goal of this project is to celebrate the everyday heroes of New York City, neighborhood by neighborhood. These residents have taken it upon themselves to organize for good in their neighborhoods.

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Faces of the Ferry: A Retrospective

Brooklyn Bridge Park – Emily Warren Roebling Plaza
 archive : 2016

This year, as the “original” East River Ferry comes to an end, we chose to focus on the people who made it happen. From office workers to ticket agents, captains to deckhands, mechanics to operations specialists and also our very first community partners, we celebrate them for their success and thank them for their support and service.

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Jerome Avenue Workers Project

Brooklyn Bridge Park – Emily Warren Roebling Plaza
 archive : 2016

This exhibition documents and celebrates the workers and trades people of Jerome Avenue, one of New York City’s few remaining working class neighborhoods where many still make a living by working in small shops and factories or by repairing auto-mobiles.

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New York Stories: Celebrating 10 years of visual journalism

Brooklyn Bridge Park – Emily Warren Roebling Plaza
 archive : 2016

These stories, many of which have won awards, reveal a complex, vibrant and often unseen version of New York. This exhibition, curated by four visual journalism professors, presents a multimedia selection of these views of the city.

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On the Street with Bill Cunningham

Brooklyn Bridge Park – Emily Warren Roebling Plaza
 archive : 2016

A celebration of the work of the preeminent street photographer Bill Cunningham.

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Pretty Girl Charged with Clever Swindle

Brooklyn Bridge Park – Emily Warren Roebling Plaza
 archive : 2016

These images capture a rich cross-section of the city’s population, depicting dress and social status in addition to possible criminal behavior. Focusing solely on women captured by police camera, this exhibit examines how these unique portraits offer a fascinating window into the lives of women in early 20th-century New York.

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Street Dreams Magazine presents: Issue 010 – The New York Photographers

Brooklyn Bridge Park – Emily Warren Roebling Plaza
 archive : 2016

This series features an excerpt from the tenth edition of Street Dreams Magazine, highlighting the New York-based photographers featured in Issue 010 including Daniela Spector, Oveck, and Brian Alcazar.

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A Century on the Brooklyn Waterfront

Brooklyn Bridge Park – Emily Warren Roebling Plaza
 archive : 2015

The NYC Municipal Archives invites you to explore a hundred-year history of the Brooklyn waterfront through photographs dating from 1870 to 1974.

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Faces of the Ferry: A Day Aboard the East River Ferry

Brooklyn Bridge Park – Emily Warren Roebling Plaza
 archive : 2015

This exhibition offers a glimpse into the wide range of everyday people who interact with New York’s East River Ferry, on any given day. It just so happens that this day was Wednesday, August 26th, 2015.

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Residual Images

Brooklyn Bridge Park – Pier 5 Uplands
 archive : 2014

A collection of photographs by FDNY firefighter Michael Redpath who documented the recovery of Ground Zero after September 11th, 2001 which were transformed a decade later by the murky flood water of Hurricane Sandy, fossilizing the two tragic events in his negatives.

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Faces of the Ferry

Brooklyn Bridge Park – Pier 5 Uplands
 archive : 2014

Faces of the Ferry offers a glimpse into the wide range of everyday people who interact with New York City’s East River.

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Work In Progress On In Progress Work

Brooklyn Bridge Park – Pier 5 Uplands
 archive : 2014

The photographs in Work In Progress On In Progress Work have been made in downtown Brooklyn between 2011-2014, a time when changes in the architecture of the area alone became a monumental manifestation of the rapid socioeconomic shifts in the area.

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Red Hook: A Journey Through Our Lens

Brooklyn Bridge Park – Pier 5 Uplands
 archive : 2014

This spring, 15 young people from neighborhoods across Brooklyn were able to participate in a digital photography internship that taught a documentary style of photography focused on issues related to their neighborhoods and self-exploration. The goals of this program were to empower participants, develop their personal voice as artists, and teach them to harness the power of visual storytelling.

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Tunnel People

Brooklyn Bridge Park – Pier 5 Uplands
 archive : 2014

In Tunnel People, we get to know Vietnam veterans, macro-biotic hippies, crack addicts, Cuban refugees, convicted killers, computer programmers, philosophical recluses and criminal runaways. Tunnel People, both the book with its wealth of ethnographic details and the photo documentary with strong yet elegant and telling images has become a classic testimony of homeless life in the 1990s.

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Drawn to Water: NYC H2O

Brooklyn Bridge Park – Pier 5 Uplands
 archive : 2013

To celebrate the success of Drawn To Water (a floating photographic exhibition) the East River Ferry invited photographers to share their favorite photos that illustrates the relationship between NYC and H2O.

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Ocean Beach

Brooklyn Bridge Park – Pier 5 Uplands
 archive : 2013

As a photographer Douglas is interested in the cottages still showing signs of a bygone era when wood paneling, vibrant colors, and kitsch decorations were the order of the day. He always felt it was a race against time to visually preserve the cottages. That was based on the rapid pace of cottages being renovated and modernized to attract more potential vacationers on the competitive rental market.

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How Sandy Hit Rockaway

Brooklyn Bridge Park – Pier 5 Uplands
 archive : 2013

Almost a year after Hurricane Sandy hit the coastal areas of New York and New Jersey, the road to recovery is still long and hard. With so many images in the mass media depicting landscapes of devastation and disaster immediately after Hurricane Sandy, How Sandy Hit Rockaway focuses on the people affected by the disaster and the unique obstacles to recovery facing each individual.

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Perspectives

Brooklyn Bridge Park – Pier 5 Uplands
 archive : 2013

This summer, 38 young people from the Brooklyn neighborhoods of Brownsville and Red Hook were able to participate in PhotoVoice, a participatory photography program that teaches a documentary style of photography focused on issues related to their neighborhoods and self-exploration. The goals of this program are to empower participants, inform policy-makers, and raise awareness about issues facing these young people.

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Documenting the Build of Brooklyn Bridge Park

Brooklyn Bridge Park – Pier 5 Uplands
 archive : 2013

Julienne Schaer’s photos of the build of the Brooklyn Bridge Park comprise a visual documentary that illustrates the transformation of Brooklyn’s industrial waterfront into a world-class park.

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West 13th Street Manhattan: A City’s Heartbeat

Brooklyn Bridge Park – Pier 5 Uplands
 archive : 2013

In Koek’s City’s Heartbeat you are forced to move your eyes, to be a film projector of his untruthful moment in time. Like in a 19th century panorama painting experiencing, an event in motion. Creating the illusion of a fluid passage of a stretch of time. Embracing happenings in the past, the present and the future’s promise. Seemingly without a beginning and an end.

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East River Ferry Images

Brooklyn Bridge Park – Pier 3
 archive : 2012

The East River Ferry is presenting a community-sourced exhibition of photos taken from East River Ferry vessels or of East River ferry vessels.

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NYC Lomowall

Brooklyn Bridge Park – Pier 3
 archive : 2012

Based in Vienna, the experimental photography collective Lomography will present a collection of analog photos either inspired by or taken in New York City.

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Dying Breed: Photos of Bedford Stuyvesant

Brooklyn Bridge Park – Pier 3
 archive : 2012

Brooklyn-based photographer Russell Frederick will present work from “Dying Breed: Photos of Bedford Stuyvesant ” documenting a culturally diverse community at risk. The work raises important questions on the evolution and potential breakdown of traditional neighborhoods.

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Events and Sessions Tagged #NYC

Jun 252022

Photoville at the Alice Austen House

Join the Staten Island Photoville photographers for a pannel discussion and exhibition walkthrough!

Featuring: David Lê, Gabrielle Bass, Thomas Giarraffa, Christine Kenworthy, Samuel Patel, Gillian Ricci, Jahtiek Long, and Jess Gianna.

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Jun 42022

Envisioning DUMBO Photography Workshop

Join ICP for a hands-on imagemaking activity for all ages! Participants will learn basic photographic techniques and use whatever imagemaking device they have to celebrate the people, places, and things that make DUMBO come to life!

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Jun 42022

Along The DUMBO Waterfront Photography Workshop

Join ICP for a workshop introducing students to the magic of taking photographs along New York’s waterways, with a focus on the DUMBO waterfront!

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Oct 232021

Walking Tour Of Taxi: Journey Through My Windows 1977-1987, With Joseph Rodriguez

Grab your morning coffee and come join legendary photographer Joseph Rodriguez as he shares his memories and stories behind the images in his exhibition and book “Taxi: Journey Through My Windows 1977-1987,” a collection of snapshots that are on display along the fence of First Street Green Cultural Park on Houston Street.

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Oct 172021

ICP Local Business Scavenger Hunt With Destiny Mata

Join photographer, community activist, and Lower East Side–native Destiny Mata for an image making walking tour of LES’s Alphabet City! As the popular saying goes, “The best camera in the world is the one that’s with you.” In this hands-on workshop participants learn how to elevate their photos from casual snapshots to frame-worthy personal images using the image making device most accessible to them.

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Oct 162021

Bronx Life

Join David Gonzalez in conversation with Elizabeth Krist to discuss Gonzalez’s work from his exhibition, “Bronx Life.”

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Sep 262021

Walking Curated Tour Of Prospect Park: My Oasis In Brooklyn

Across 41 years of photographing in Prospect Park, Jamel Shabazz has captured reunion picnics, musicians, races, dog walks, and so much more in the beloved park he calls his “Oasis in Brooklyn.”

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Sep 272020

We Built This City: Destiny Mata and Gogy Esparza in Conversation

Photographers Destiny Mata and Gogy Esparza discuss their artistic practices and the role New York City plays in shaping their aesthetic perspectives. Moderated by Abrons Arts Center’s Director of Programming, Ali Rosa-Salas.

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Sep 192019

Work and Family: Through the Lens

New York City students capture the interplay of work and family in their lives.

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Sep 152019

Celebrating 50 years of New York Magazine

Featuring: Jody Quon, Harry Benson, Amanda Demme, and Christopher Anderson

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Sep 142019

Spanish Harlem

Joe Rodriguez and David Gonzalez will be discussing his groundbreaking National Geographic cover on Spanish Harlem in the 1980s, looking back on a vital New York City community that is undergoing increasing gentrification.

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Sep 122019

From the Streets of New York to the Printed Page

Go from print to published in a talk with Street Photographer Phil Penman as he discusses the process involved with the making of his debut book “STREET”.

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Sep 222018

#WitnessBrooklyn Photowalk

From Brooklyn’s back alleys to its shadowed side streets, witness the city with a new perspective in an exciting photowalk with 13th Witness.

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Sep 142018

Postcards from Brownsville: Photographing Community

Students will present their collaborative project, “Postcards from Brownsville” and discuss how their photographs can impact insider and outside perceptions of their community.

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Sep 182014

We Live in Brooklyn, Baby – Curated by Jamel Shabazz

Spanning thirty years, from the 1980s through today – WE LIVE IN BROOKLYN BABY – is a visual journey that brings together powerful, personal works by more than 30 photographers from across this proud borough, representing every aspect of Brooklyn’s diverse identity, heart and soul.

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Sep 212013

Artist Talk: Wayne Lawrence

INSTITUTE artist Wayne Lawrence will be in conversation with independent curator Elisabeth Biondi, discussing Lawrence’s new book, ‘Orchard Beach: The Bronx Riviera’.

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