It was a tremendous honor and fun to present my work at Cooper Union, to an audience that has supported my work over the years. Thank you Gregory Wessner and the rest of the Open House New York staff for making this possible.
Exploring the Lost Grandeur of New York City's Verizon Building - Photo Booth, The New Yorker. I am grateful to my friend Raffi Katchadourian for writing this piece and his assistance in facilitating access. We had a great time.
Thank you all for a wonderful evening!
I am thrilled to announce that ASYLUM will be on display in New York City at the Benrubi Gallery from Feb. 11 to March 26 and Deborah Berke Partners from Jan. 21 to March 11. Each gallery will showcase different prints from the series, and there will be several never-before-seen prints at Benrubi, along with archival objects and photographs in the Benrubi Project Space.
Images from the construction of a memorial to Hurricane Sandy in Highlands, NJ, designed by Todd Williams Billie Tsien Architects. The canopy weighs 173 tons, or 346,000 pounds. Lifting it a dozen feet in the air and placing it on the four wall panels was an unprecedented feat of engineering.
When the company wanted a team of roboticists, it raided a university lab to
get them. Can high-tech academia survive today’s Silicon Valley talent binge?
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I had a blast shooting this assignment with my right hand man Mike Garner. A big thanks to David La Spina and Kathy Ryan at the Magazine.
I was honored and humbled to be included in the LOOK3 Photo Festival as part of WORKS 2015, a celebrated outdoor projection event on Saturday, June 13. My video, Textiles: Made in USA, was screened alongside some of the most exceptional storytelling taking place today, from photojournalism to fine art. I am grateful to Kathy Ryan and Scott Thode for their support and help in making this possible.
Please join me next Wednesday April 29 6:30 PM at the Tenement Museum for a lively discussion about the significance of ruined spaces. The event is free and open to the public! Click HERE for more information.
On Thursday, March 26 I was honored to present my work on North Brother Island at the Museum of the City of New York. The event was moderated by my dear friend Michael Miscione, Manhattan Borough Historian, and organized by Frances Rosenfeld, Curator of Public Programs. I am also grateful to Jim Sheehan, the surprise guest of honor, who enthralled us with his recollections of time spent on the island as a teenager, in the 1950s.
"There is something particularly American about factories from the golden age of manufacturing, factories we drape in idyllic visions of efficiency, industry and ingenuity. Still, in this era of offices and service jobs, most of us have never seen a factory. Christopher Payne takes us inside with him with his ongoing series Textiles. . ." Read the full article in WIRED's Raw File by Alyssa Coppelman.