The elevated lines of New York City’s subway system serve all 5 boroughs and provide an amazing visual survey of the city as it stands today. In this fascinating new exhibition, photographer Bruce Katz reveals the unique character of the city, as seen from its above-ground subway stations.
Vestiges of 1900s New York remain mixed with new development, gentrification, and sometimes abject neglect. Residential, retail, and industrial exist side by side—sometimes all within the span of one subway stop. Viewed from the platform edge one can see the city’s discordant mix of old and new and the ever-present renewal/decay/transition of its neighborhoods.
Bruce Katz is an architectural, portrait and fine art photographer based in New York City. Working regularly for a diverse clientele over a 38 year career, his work has appeared in Architectural Digest, New York Magazine, Landscape Architecture, and The Washington Post as well as for top hospitality and design firms throughout the country.
Bruce is a strong advocate for business education for photographers and teaches at the International Center of Photography in New York. He is an active member of American Society of Media Photographers and has served on the National and NY Chapter board of directors.
His classic New York portfolio was honored as the Best of ASMP in 2014. He has recently exhibited at Alice Austen House Museum, Photoville in Brooklyn (2016 and 2017), and the Arsenal Gallery in NYC. Images from his City Limits project is in the New York Historical Society’s collection.
Aaron Simms, Curator & Executive Producer
Inwood Art Works Gallery hours:
- Thursday: 6-10pm
- Friday: 6-10pm
- Saturday: 12-8pm
- Sunday: 12-6pm
Opening Reception: Thursday, January 3, 2019