Photo Tour of Wild Gowanus

Photo Tour of Wild Gowanus

Explore the fascinating natural and architectural sites of Gowanus through the lens of local Brooklyn photographer Miska Draskoczy!

  • Discover the natural environment, colorful characters, and unique industrial architecture of Gowanus, Brooklyn through stunning photographs
  • Go behind the scenes and hear about the process of shooting glass plate and analog film photography, early techniques dating back to the 19th-century
  • Uncover a world of urban nature that thrives all around us
  • Get a sneak peek of never before seen photographs from projects that are still in the works

About this Webinar:

Over the last ten years, photographer Miska Draskoczy has documented various facets of the rapidly changing neighborhood of Gowanus, Brooklyn. In this visual talk, Miska will use his photographs to share what he has captured, from the urban wilderness and environmental hot zone to the people and history of the neighborhood’s industrial buildings. Guests will get to see images from a variety of photography series Miska has created, including a project where he is using the 19th-century technique of plate-glass photography to document the historic, at-risk industrial buildings of Gowanus. As an eager explorer of NYC, Miska will also share unseen images from some of his ongoing long-term projects that examine unusual pockets of nature, offbeat architecture, and culture across the city.

About the Miska Draskoczy

As an avid outdoorsman living in the big city, Miska Draskoczy’s photography often investigates the overlap between the man-made and natural worlds. His photography has been widely exhibited in the US and abroad and is the recipient of numerous awards. His urban wilderness series, Gowanus Wild, was published as a photobook in conjunction with the Gowanus Canal Conservancy and has been exhibited as a solo show at The Brooklyn Public Library and other galleries as well as in group shows such as THE FENCE at PHOTOVILLE. His work has been featured in the press by The New York Times, The New Yorker, The Atlantic, Time Out, Hyperallergic, Brooklyn Magazine and many others as well as collected by institutions such as the Brooklyn Public Library, MoMA Library, Tufts University, and the Fitchburg Art Museum.

Attendees will receive a link to join the webinar after completing the registration.

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