Friday, May 16, 2008

borough edges, NYC

Mention anything to do with photography and/or bikes and you're going to get my attention. Part of the larger Eminent Domain: Contemporary Photography and the City that I first caught at Photokaboom, borough edges, nyc is a pretty amazing "little" project, geographically and historically. Bettina Johae hops on her bike, camera in hand, and documents the geographic boundaries of all five NYC boroughs! Although the 2,418 photographs may not necessarily fit into the "fine art" category, that still doesn't prevent this body of work from being quite the unique and revelatory documentary.

And it's amazing just how much, and how little the city of New York reveals itself in the process!

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