My work explores hidden urban landscapes, post-industrial ecologies, forgotten waterways, environmental contamination, and coastal communities endangered by sea level rise and climate change. I have photographed and written about Staten Island’s unique wild spaces, engineered wetlands, and post-industrial landscapes for the past 15 years, as part of my larger body of work exploring New York City’s entire waterfront. These photographs bring viewers to the island’s forgotten waterways and woodlands, to consider the complicated relationship between humans and non-human species, in places that are endangered by development and climate change.
Nathan Kensinger was born and raised in San Francisco, California, and is now based in Brooklyn, New York. He is an artist and journalist whose work explores hidden urban landscapes, post-industrial ecologies, forgotten waterways, environmental contamination, and coastal communities endangered by sea level rise and climate change. His work encompasses photography, film, installation, curation and writing.
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Founded in 2011 in Brooklyn, NY, Photoville was built on the principles of addressing cultural equity and inclusion, which we are always striving for, by ensuring that the artists we exhibit are diverse in gender, class, and race.
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Hidden Staten Island
Featuring: Nathan Kensinger
Curated by: Victoria Munro
LocationsView Location Details South Beach Promenade
656 Father Capodanno Blvd
Staten Island, NY 10305
- Monday 6:00 am - 1:00 am
- Tuesday 6:00 am - 1:00 am
- Wednesday 6:00 am - 1:00 am
- Thursday 6:00 am - 1:00 am
- Friday 6:00 am - 1:00 am
- Saturday 6:00 am - 1:00 am
- Sunday 6:00 am - 1:00 am