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Shifting Perspectives: Photographs of Brooklyn’s Waterfront


Shifting Perspectives was the inaugural exhibition in the Society’s second location, BHS DUMBO.

The installation featured the work of two dozen photographers whose images crisscross the Brooklyn shoreline, from Newtown Creek to Jamaica Bay. By picturing decades of Brooklyn’s coastal scenery, including its changing industrial and postindustrial environment, the exhibition presentrf dramatic panoramic vistas; spectacular aerial views; glimpses of popular recreational attractions, particularly in nearby Brooklyn Bridge Park and at Coney Island; and other scenes, including those impacted by natural or man-made forces, as well as by gentrification. It was curated by Marilyn Symmes.

Featured photographers included Berenice Abbott, David Attie, Rudy Burckhardt, Bruce Davidson, Morris Engel, Mitch Epstein, Lucille Fornasieri Gold, Anders Goldfarb, Stanley Greenberg, Chester Higgins, Jr., Michael Kenna, Nathan Kensinger, Shai Kremer, Jeff Chien-Hsing Liao, John Matturri, Robin Michals, Jeffrey Milstein, Garry Pierre-Pierre, Matthew Pillsbury, Paul Raphaelson, Lynn Saville, Julienne Schaer, Harvey Stein, Todd Webb, Jackie Weisberg.


Saturday, May 19 - Monday, September 10, 2018