Post(s) tagged with "Art"
“More Turns” by Bill SullivanNew York photographer Bill Sullivan has created an interesting series of 48 anonymous urban portraits, all taken as people (strangers) approach the camera through a subway turnstile. So, the framing is consistent throughout the series, and we’re able to soak up the details of people lost in their own thoughts while in transit. (Read More at Lens Culture)I first encountered this series when it was displayed on the glass partition between International and U.S. Departure Gates at Toronto Pearson International Airport.
According to the Center for an Urban Future, “freelance businesses has been a faster growing part of the Brooklyn economy than employer-based businesses”. The BEDC reported that the number of creative self-employed persons in Brooklyn grew at five times the rate of Manhattan over the 2002-2005 period. Brooklyn now has 22,000 creative self-employed workers. More than 70% are independent artists, writers, photogrpahers, jewewly makers, designers - making Brooklyn’s “creative crescent”, a cluster of waterfront neighborhoods stretching from Greenpoint in the north to Red Hook in the south, the largest concentration of artists in the history of the world.
Anthony Townsend, Art as Personal Business in the City: Brooklyn’s Creative Freelance Economy via IFTF’s Future Now
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