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North Shore

16 September - 23 December
Organized by: Alice Austen House, Design Trust for Public Space
Venue: Alice Austen House
2 Hylan Boulevard, Staten Island
New York

Opening reception: September 16, member preview 2-3pm, public opening 3-5pm.


Photographer Gareth Smit has created a body of work using Victory Boulevard as an artery to examine the diverse range of communities on the North Shore of Staten Island. He explores urban centers, cultural communities and personal stories about living on the North Shore during a time of dramatic urban and cultural shifts. The exhibition is the culmination of nearly two years’ work documenting the changes and community responses to private development and city rezoning in the area. Smit's work has been completed as the Future Culture Photo Urbanism Fellow of the Design Trust for Public Space and is presented in partnership with Alice Austen House and Staten Island Arts.