Made in NYC: Inside New York’s Factories
Get a behind-the-scenes look at some of NYC’s factories including the Steinway & Sons piano factory in Astoria Queens and the New York Times printing plant in College Point Queens, through the lens of acclaimed photographer Christopher Payne.
- Take a tour through the famous Steinway & Sons piano factory in Astoria, where some of the finest musical instruments in the world are made.
- See how thousands of newspapers are printed daily at the massive New York Times printing plant in College Point, Queens
- Discover how the city’s subway trains are repaired and rebuilt at the MTA’s 207th Street and Coney Island overhaul shops.
About the event:
Join photographer Christopher Payne for a behind-the-scenes look at some of New York City’s most fascinating industries. Over the past two decades, Payne has made a career out of gaining access to sites off limits to the public, creating stunning photo essays that reveal the beauty and complexity of everyday things we take for granted. For this presentation, he will show images from long term projects as well as ongoing work that has never been seen before.
About Chris Payne:
Trained as an architect, he is the author of several books, including Asylum: Inside the Closed World of State Mental Hospitals, a photographic journey through America’s abandoned psychiatric institutions, and North Brother Island: The Last Unknown Place in New York City, an exploration of an uninhabited island of ruins in the East River. His work has been featured in publications around the world and most recently in The New York Times Magazine and The New Yorker.
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