Brady’s Pond is an ongoing collection of images made from recurring walks through Staten Island’s sliver of public access land along the pond’s northeast shore. With homages to both photographer John Gossage and writer and naturalist Henry David Thoreau, the photographs investigate the pond as an urban refuge; one that evokes a prism-like effect upon entering, embodying the multiplicities of vulnerability, transience and a fleeting sense of existence.

Artist Bios

  • Kristen Bartley

    Kristen is a Brooklyn-based photographer, bookmaker and educator. Drawing upon personal histories and themes of impermanence and humanity’s relationship to nature, her work navigates the space between the internal and external as a revolving door for understanding. In 2020, Kristen was a full scholarship recipient and graduate of the Advanced Track Program at the International Center of Photography. She is the co-founder and co-editor of Ramble Editions, a publishing collective of image and text-based work. She currently manages the education and visitor services programs at the Alice Austen House Museum.


Brady’s Pond

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Featuring: Kristen Bartley

Curated by: Victoria Munro

Presented by: The Alice Austen House
  • The Alice Austen House
  • NYC Parks


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2 Hylan Blvd
Staten Island, NY 10305

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