Brooklyn Navy Yard

I was a visiting artist at the Brooklyn Navy Yard in 2015. This gave me 24 hours access to the public parts of the Yard. Being able to photograph there over time in all weather and seasons was fantastic. The Yard is a particularly rich place to take pictures because the old and the new, the signs of use against the perfection of mass production, can be seen next to each other. The Yard, constructed over time, able to accommodate the huge scale of industrial production, is now reconfiguring to the very different needs of the new manufacturing. Economic history is visible in the built environment.

 

Special thanks to Aileen Chumard for her help.