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John Bhatia

Wonder: First Encounters with Green-Wood


City Tech professor Robin Michals’ students visited Green-Wood Cemetery for the first time, and captured the cemetery through fresh eyes.

Their images chronicled the wonder of experiencing Green-Wood Cemetery for the first time. Whether capturing gravestones and statuary, the natural environment, or the interplay of graveyard and urban center, these photographs showed students from five different semesters experimenting, taking risks, and honing their own aesthetic approach.

Before photographing Green-Wood, the students visited Brooklyn Historical Society to examine original documents related to the cemetery’s history. Directly and indirectly, their work reflected the knowledge they gained from their archival research. Together, the images revealed the many personal, social, and cultural roles that the cemetery has played and continues to play in the lives of Brooklynites.


Tuesday, September 30, 2014 - Sunday, April 26, 2015