New York City is defined by water, yet many of its shorelines are largely unknown. These lyrical photographs, inspired by a Walt Whitman poem, take us on a seasonal journey past sheltered bays, under great bridges and over deep rivers to give us a moving perspective on a megacity we thought we knew so well.
Join photographer Susannah Ray for a discussion of her new book, NEW YORK WATERWAYS, and a reading of Walt Whitman’s “Crossing Brooklyn Ferry” by poets Amber Atiya, Dena Igusti, and Kelly Sullivan. Presented by Underwater New York in connection with the 2018 Works on Water / Underwater New York artist residency on Governors Island.
Our artist residency program provides an incubator space for diverse investigations of water in the urban environment. Our open studios, performances, conversations, and exhibition feature work from around the world and invite the public into a dialogue about the emerging field of Water Art.