Palm Beach Photographic Centre to Present
Visions & Views of Two Great Photographers
Gary Hershorn & Adam Stoltman
“Since the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, New York City has undergone an amazing construction boom transforming an iconic skyline known to people the world over into a completely new look. The city has added supertall skyscrapers to Lower Manhattan, to the west side of midtown with Hudson Yards, and to 57th Street with the addition of the pencil towers along the new Billionaires’ Row. I have spent the last 10 years documenting this change, trying to incorporate the old with the new as the old gets harder and harder to see. With the help of the sun and moon, I try to show the endless beauty of the worlds most desired destination and capture renowned structures like the Statue of Liberty and Empire State Building,” says Gary Hershorn.
A Canadian photographer and picture editor based in New York City, Hershorn’s 40-year career includes stints at UPI and Reuters, where his titles included Senior Photographer, Picture Editor-Americas, and Global Sports Pictures Editor. He led major event coverage of the 9/11 attacks on the World Trade Center, Hurricane Katrina, the Haiti Earthquake, as well as 17 Olympic Games, 24 Masters Golf tournaments, 24 Academy Awards, along with various Super Bowls, World Series, Stanley Cups, World Cups of Soccer, US Opens in tennis and golf, Wimbledon, Grammy Awards, and Emmy Awards.
New York City’s system of parks, occupying nearly 30,000 acres of land, numbering more than 1,700 parks and playgrounds, and serving more than 8 million people is one of the most complex, diverse and extraordinary in the world. “Delicately interwoven into the fabric of the city, natural spaces and city parks are inextricably tied to the health of an extremely diverse series of communities and constituencies across the five boroughs,” says Adam Stoltman, who will preview select images from his 6-year ongoing project documenting the many ways in which New Yorkers interact with, utilize and enjoy these parks each day.
A photographer and editor for more than 30 years, work by Adam Stoltman has appeared in Newsweek, LIFE, Sports Illustrated, The New York Times Sunday Magazine, New York, Stern, Paris Match, and numerous other publications. He has covered 12 Olympic Games, and most major sporting events, some as a photographer and others as an editor. Parks and People is a photographic exploration of New Yorker’s relationship with their parks, green spaces and playgrounds. With 1,700 parks covering more than 30,000 acres, it is as much a social ecosystem as a natural one.
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