Brooklyn's Industrial Waterfront
In 2007, the National Trust for Historic Preservation placed Brooklyn's entire industrial waterfront at the top of their list of "America's 11 Most Endangered Places."

I have been documenting Brooklyn's industrial waterfront since 2003, in an ongoing series of photos from industrial locations along the waterfront.

These photos range from the Newtown Creek in the north down through Dead Horse Bay in the south. This ongoing series includes photos from inside the Domino Sugar Refinery, the Kent Avenue Powerhouse, the Brooklyn Navy Yard, Admiral's Row, the Revere Sugar Refinery, the Brooklyn Army Terminal and Floyd Bennett Field - an abandoned airport at Brooklyn's southern edge. Many of these places no longer exist, having been razed or filled in by a recent development boom in New York.

Photographs from this series have twice won awards from the Brooklyn Library - in 2006 and 2007 - and are a part of their permanent archive. In 2008, the Brooklyn Library exhibited a solo show selected from this body of work titled Twilight on the Waterfront: Brooklyn's Vanishing Industrial Heritage. At the same time, the Brooklyn Museum exhibited a selection from this series in Click! - a photo exhibit about the changing face of Brooklyn. In 2009, selections from this series were exhibited in a solo show titled Abandoned Brooklyn at the UnionDocs Gallery. In 2010, a selection of these photographs were exhibited by the Museum of Contemporary African Diasporan Art.

These photos have also been featured in photoessays published in The New York Times and numerous other publications.

For more information on this series, please contact Nathan Kensinger at thegowanus[at]yahoo[dot]com
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