The Gentrification of Brooklyn

From February 4th to May 16th 2010, the Museum of Contemporary African Diasporan Arts (MoCADA) exhibited a selection of 17 of my photographs as part of a group exhibit titled The Gentrification of Brooklyn. As described by MoCADA, "the exhibition brings together over 20 artists whose work investigates the controversial impact of gentrification on the great borough of Brooklyn.... Each artist presents their own personal critique via work that attempts to decipher and reconcile the sweeping changes taking place in their communities."

The Gentrification of Brooklyn presented an overview of my photographs from Brooklyn's endangered industrial waterfront. As reviewed in Urban Omnibus, these photos "inspire a nostalgic feeling for an old working class Brooklyn that’s being cleared away to create new canvasses for real estate developers." The Indypendent wrote that "the photographs and abstract pieces resonate the most. Many speak without their captions, like one of an abandoned couch by the Sunset Park waterfront." The exhibit was reviewed in numerous other publications, including the NY Times Local and Gothamist.

1 comment:

  1. Speaking of the Bungalows of Far Rockaway (which I saw your very good article and pictures on) I didn't know Far Rockaway had any bungalows. I lived in Far Rockaway 45 years and always thought the bungalows began in Edgemere somewhere and Edgemere was not considered Far Rockaway. But I did so enjoy those pictures.