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The Brooklyn Waterfront Research Center’s Next Breakfast Talk
“Shooting” the Brooklyn Waterfront: Two Photographers Talk About Their Work
with Robin Michals and Nathan Kensinger
Robin Michals is a photographer whose work considers the built environment with a focus on the de-industrialized urban waterfront. Since 2010, she has been developing Castles Made of Sand, a series about the low-lying areas around New York City, New Orleans, and several cities in the Pearl River Delta in China that are being affected by sea level rise.Oakwood Beach documents the slow dismantlement of a neighborhood in Staten Island after it was hard hit by Hurricane Sandy. She has been working on a photo series, Abused and Reused: The Brooklyn Waterfront,since 2006. She also was a visiting artist at the Brooklyn Navy Yard in 2015. Her work has been seen at St. Peter’s Church, the Alice Austen House, the Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art, the Brooklyn Historical Society, and the Davis Orton Gallery among other venues. She teaches photography in the Communication Design Department at City Tech.
Nathan Kensinger is a photographer, filmmaker, artist, and curator based in Brooklyn, New York. His work explores hidden urban landscapes, off-limits industrial structures, unnatural waterways, environmental disaster zones, and other liminal spaces. He has been documenting New York City’s changing waterfront for the past decade, in an ongoing series of photo essays published every two weeks. These essays have been featured by the New York Times, New York Magazine, Village Voice and many other publications, and are currently published as the “Camera Obscura” column at Curbed NY. His photographs have been exhibited by the Museum of the City of New York, the Brooklyn Museum, the Queens Museum, the Museum of Contemporary African Diasporan Arts, and in numerous galleries.
Pastries, juice, and coffee will be served!