Remote Voyages


From November 7th to 23rd, 2013, the video installation "Remote Voyages" was on view at the 111 Front Street Galleries in Dumbo, Brooklyn.  Remote Voyages was an exhibit created from video shot during The Newtown Creek Armada, a 2012 public art installation that was created in a collaboration between Nathan Kensinger, Laura Chipley and Sarah Nelson Wright.  The Armada invited the public to a engage in a remote-control boat pond built on the Newtown Creek, one of the most polluted bodies of water in the United States.  Remote Voyages presented immersive voyages created during that boat pond, projected onto the gallery walls from boats floating in water.

For more information on Remote Voyages, please visit www.newtowncreekarmada.org

Rising Waters and Documenting Sandy


October 29, 2013 -

On the one year anniversary of Hurricane Sandy, two new exhibits will include selections of my photographs from the aftermath of the storm. The first is titled "Rising Waters: Photographs of Sandy" and will be open at the Museum of the City of New York from October 29th, 2013 through March 2, 2014. The second is titled "Documenting Sandy" and will be open at the Brooklyn Historical Society from October 30th to Spring, 2014. 

For the past year, I have been documenting the post-Sandy recovery efforts, tracing the progress made in Staten Island, the Rockaways, and several Brooklyn neighborhoods. These photographs have been published in a series of photo essays at "Camera Obscura" - my column for Curbed - and have also been exhibited at "Silent Beaches, Untold Stories: New York City's Forgotten Waterfront." This ongoing documentation revisits numerous neighborhoods that had been photographed for this website, before the storm. 

The above photograph, taken in Midland Beach, Staten Island in April 2013,  is included in "Rising Waters," an exhibit of 200 photographs selected by a jury from work submitted by over a thousand photographers.

Gowanus Voyage at Proteus Gowanus


On September 15th, 2013, Proteus Gowanus opened an exhibit featuring underwater video and scientific data collected during Gowanus Voyage, a public art installation staged on the Gowanus Canal in July 2013 by The Newtown Creek Armada and Brooklyn Atlantis.  This exhibit is a part of the Hall of the Gowanus, "a mini-museum and gallery of art, artifacts, maps, documents and books" dedicated to the history of the Gowanus Canal, and will be on view into 2014.

Gowanus Voyage's public art installation was initially created as part of the Metropolitan Waterfront Alliance's City of Water Day with the support of the Gowanus Dredgers Canoe Club, and the participation of the Gowanus Canal Conservancy and Proteus Gowanus. It was created in a collaboration between Jeffrey Laut of Brooklyn Atlantis, and Laura Chipley, Nathan Kensinger and Sarah Nelson Wright of The Newtown Creek Armada.