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BHS DUMBO: Photographer Robin Michals reflects on the Brooklyn waterfront

Robin Michals is one of over two dozen photographers featured in the Brooklyn Historical Society DUMBO exhibition “Shifting Perspectives: Photographs of Brooklyn’s Waterfront,” on view through September 10, 2017. In this post, she reflects on what attracted her to the … Continue reading

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Oral History and Environmental Justice

Tonight in BHS’s oral history seminar we discussed the many uses of oral histories beyond the archive: radio, museums, performance…  One inspiring example is Invisible-5, a self-guided audio tour along Interstate 5 from Los Angeles to San Francisco.  Check out … Continue reading

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Pollution Testimonies

I’ve lived in Greenpoint for three years now, I get most of my food from an organic farm and I’m generally health conscious all around – yet somehow I manage to conspicuously Not Worry about living above the largest oil … Continue reading

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