Nathan Kensinger "Twilight on the Waterfront"

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My photographs bring you inside places you may have walked by a thousand times and always wondered about. They take you into Brooklyn's industrial waterfront, a world closed to the public for decades. These fenced-off factories, refineries and shipyards lining our waterfront are often beautiful and full of surprises. They are also quickly disappearing. In 2007, the National Trust for Historic Preservation placed Brooklyn's entire industrial waterfront at the top of their "Most Endangered" list. Many of the places in my photographs have already been torn down as the pace of development quickens.

Once, Brooklyn had the most vital working waterfront in America. Today, its industrial heritage is almost gone. My photographs document the twilight of the waterfront.

[Image: Nathan Kensinger “Inside the Drydock, Red Hook, Brooklyn”]



from June 17, 2008 to August 30, 2008

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    matt: (2008-08-07 at 14:08)

    Kensinger is an artist/explorer/historian, capturing the pyschogeography of the waterfront. The drydock in Red Hook is now an IKEA parking lot. Too bad, I'll bet the shipbuilders would have really enjoyed Swedish meatballs for lunch.

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