THE NEW YORK YOU NEVER KNEW

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Nathan Kensinger is a photographer, filmmaker 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, films and public art projects that have been featured by the New York Times, The New Yorker Magazine, PBS NewsHour, and in many other publications. Kensinger’s photographs have been exhibited by the Museum of the City of New York, the Brooklyn Museum, the Museum of Contemporary African Diasporan Arts, and in numerous galleries, and his documentary films have screened at film festivals including Slamdance, Black Maria, Rooftop Films and SF IndieFest. He is currently working on a short documentary film about Staten Island’s recovery in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, chronicling three neighborhoods that are in the process of being returned to nature, and he is also co-curating Chance Ecologies, a public art project exploring the importance of wilderness along the city’s post-industrial waterfront. Chance Ecologies will be exhibited at the Queens museum in October 2016.

 

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