Photography on the Waterfront

The New York Times features how photographers Diane Cook and Len Jenshel are documenting the waterfront of New York city.

Into the scrum of preservationists, developers, maritime interests, politicians and ordinary New Yorkers, each fighting for a particular vision of the waterfront, come Diane Cook and Len Jenshel, a husband-and-wife photography team who have spent the past three years documenting the city's infinitely convoluted 578 miles of shoreline. The aim of their project, which has received funding from the Design Trust for Public Space and the New York State Council on the Arts, is not to take sides but simply to show what is there.

Both photographers work in the documentary tradition, but they are artists more than journalists, and the romance, wit and mystery that emerge from their images go far beyond any factual statement of reality.

And National Public Radio (NPR) remembers him as "a photographer and much more."


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