The Bridges of Manhattan Project is dedicated to the memory of my dear friend Jerôme Bonnouvrier, who gave me the strength to pursue a dream.
New York, NY (PRWEB) November 07, 2013
This upcoming November 21-22, 2013, New York Exposure will organize its first exhibition of its founder Philippe Bouclainville.
The Bridges of Manhattan is the first ever photography project that will show all of the bridges that connect Manhattan. Philippe Bouclainville has captured each of Manhattan's bridges in this stunning black and white collection, challenging us to see them not only as passageways, but as monuments. Ideal for anyone with an interest in architecture, history, and New York.
"I first shot the Brooklyn Bridge and its renowned view on August 9th 2001, not knowing what lay ahead. One month later these colossal bridges were transformed into escape routes. After a long time of grieving, I rediscovered the desire to capture their character and beauty. Then one Sunday morning, a sailboat passed under that same bridge and caught the attention of my Hasselblad. A four-year journey began," said the photographer Philippe Bouclainville.
The exhibition will take place at the EVA Gallery in downtown Manhattan. Opening reception night is invite only and the second day is open to the public and press. The exhibition includes a limited edition of 60 large format gelatin silver photographs in 32”x 32” frames.
This exhibition is the first opportunity to view Philippe Bouclainvilles work, and it's the first time a photographer has captured all the bridges that connect Manhattan with the other boroughs and states.
"The Bridges of Manhattan Project is dedicated to the memory of my dear friend Jerôme Bonnouvrier, who gave me the strength to pursue a dream," continues Bouclainville. "To me, there is no civil existence without bridges. We tend to forget about them, to disregard them, to see them as instruments. The weather and our moods change around them with the seasons. The climate of the city shifts from rushed to fearful and back again but they remain, steadfast and beautiful. We give them our trust, but we owe them our attention, and our respect. While in New York they are constantly rehabilitated, they are not yet preserved with the attention they deserve. Let us see them for the objects of beauty that they are, and for the interconnectedness they generate."
About New York Exposure: (http://www.newyorkexposure.com)
The mission of New York Exposure is to show New York City’s beauty of its architecture & bridges, the connection of its citizens and the energy of the city that never sleeps. New York-based photographer Philippe Bouclainville has captured each of Manhattan's bridges in this stunning black and white collection, challenging us to see them not only as passageways, but as monuments. Ideal for anyone with an interest in architecture, history, and New York.
About EVA Gallery
Since 2001, EVA has served as downtown Manhattan's vanguard of directional design. Regarded by influencers as a thinking person’s purveyor for visionary attire, the boutique enters its 14th year. EVA announces it's newest evolution: The Open Gallery Space. Situated on the Bowery-steps from where New York's creative elite work and play-EVA provides a space embodying the now and next of the modern fashion retail experience.