Staten Islander, Glen DiCrocco, captures the play of light and the introspective moments he observes during his daily voyage aboard the Staten Island Ferry. Seven large-scale photographs are presented in a new lightbox installation at the Bowling Green (4,5) station, which is often the next stage in the daily commute for the thousands who use the ferry. In this series, DiCrocco finds and records moments of reflection and portraits of solitude; his photographs reveal the way New Yorkers and tourists interact with each other and their surroundings during the 5.2 mile cruise across the New York Harbor. The iconic orange of the Staten Island Ferry plays against the red-orange tile of the station, providing bursts of color to unsuspecting passerby. For many, this daily journey signifies a transitory space: one between home and work, work and play. While onboard some choose the quiet indoors, while others form groups perched in the open air, catching the sea spray. Having grown up on Staten Island, DiCrocco attempts to dissect and preserve the complexities and oddities he sees onboard the ferries, massive vessels which carry nearly 65,000 people each day with the ever-present harbor and sky setting a changing tone from night to day, from season to season. DiCrocco is a professional photographer whose work has appeared in the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Guitar Magazine and Playbill. The lightbox exhibit was generously sponsored by Duggal and Kodak Professional media and will be on view through 2018.
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