City to Sea: Coney Island Exhibition 2018

Since 2015, we have been working with our friends at Coney Island Gospel Assembly to make photo-stories exploring Coney Island, including the recovery from Hurricane Sandy. During the Fall/Autumn there will be a series of events including talks and an exhibition at the Walls-Ortiz Gallery, Harlem, NYC. Thanks to all who came to the opening reception. We are delighted to announce due to public demand the exhibition continues through to November 16, 2018. Click here for further exhibition details.

City to Sea: Coney Island Exhibition
September 13 to November 16, 2018

Walls-Ortiz Gallery
The Triangle Building
2230 Frederick Douglass Blvd.
New York, NY 10026

Public Hours
Tues: 3:00pm to 8:00pm
Wed, Thurs, Fri: 1:00pm to 6:00pm
Sat: 10:00am to 5:00pm (Sept. 22, Oct. 20 only)

Community Conversations
Exhibiting artists, including artists from Coney Island, will speak about their neighborhood, work and visual storytelling at the Walls-Ortiz Gallery on:

Saturday, September 22, 1:00pm to 3:00pm
Tuesday, October 2, 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Saturday, October 20, 1:00pm to 3:00pm

Artists include:
Bianca Hulla, Rebecca Locke, Tina Jones, David Kendall
and Konstantin Sergeyev.

Look out for updates on this page, or via Instagram @citytoseanyc or Twitter @citytosea.

Information about City to Sea projects in Coney Island from 2015 onwards can be found here.

City to Sea: Cartographies 2017

New collaborations between Rebecca Locke, Sayed Hasan, Vrinda Seksaria and David Kendall feature in 'Charting the Invisible' at APT gallery, London, UK. The exhibition is organised in conjunction with Tate, the Centre for Urban and Community Research (CUCR), Goldsmiths, University of London, Openvizor, UrbanPhotoFest and the Urban Photographers’ Association (UPA).

In addition, David Kendall includes the CTS - Coney Island project in his presentation at 'Urban Photography: Making, Researching, Teaching' at the Photographers' Gallery, London, UK. The symposium is part of UrbanPhotoFest - Cartographies.

City to Sea Returns to Coney Island, 2016-18

We are looking forward to visiting Coney Island thoughout 2016-18 to work with our friends at Coney Island Gospel Assembly making new photo-stories exploring Coney Island life. Working with local people the new work aims to tell stories about the environment, the recovery from Superstorm Sandy and communities living throughout the area. More information about the workshops can be found here.

UrbanPhotoFest 2016

If you are in London in November, check out UrbanPhotoFest 2016 which features work by Rebecca Locke and David Kendall. #UPF16
is organised in partnership with Tate, the Centre for Urban and Community Research (CUCR), Goldsmiths, University of London, Openvizor and the Urban Photographers’ Association (UPA).

Peter Marlow: 1952-2016

On February 22, 2016 our collaborator, Peter Marlow passed away. He was a generous, enthusiastic and wonderful photographer. Thank you Peter for your inspiration and support with the City to Sea Project. Condolences to the bereaved family and all at Magnum Photos.

City to Sea Workshop: Coney Island, NY 2015
September 5 to 7, 2015

Our Coney Island: City to Sea Workshop took place in September. The three-day event was a fantastic experience and the City to Sea team would like to thank all participants for their contributions. In addition, we would like to thank the wonderful people at Coney Island Gospel Assembly who hosted the event. More information about the workshop can be found here. see the photo gallery here.

The William Blake Imagination Photo Booth

The William Blake Imagination Photo Booth, a site-specific public art project inspired by the epic poetry of William Blake, and an exhibition of portraits made during the project took place in the Spring and Summer of 2013. Click for info or visit the image gallery.

Bognor Regis: City to Sea
Magnum Photos Workshop Galleries

Images developed through the City to Sea Project, including the recent City to Sea Magnum Photos workshop with Peter Marlow at Bognor Regis, hosted by the iconic seaside resort Butlins, were showcased during the Urban Encounters: Urban Materialities conference at Tate Britain. The work of participants has been curated as twelve chapters exploring aspects of the seaside resort Bognor Regis and can be seen here.

For more about the workshop with Magnum Photos click here
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Estate of Rosemary Hawkins 2011