Permanence: Part One

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Permanence: Part One

A site specific photography installation
Created by Nathan Kensinger
March 2017 – September 2019

Permanence: Part One was a photography installation inside the S.W. Bowne Grain Storehouse, an abandoned warehouse that was built on the Gowanus Canal in 1886. Each photograph documented a historic industrial landmark on Brooklyn’s waterfront that was demolished during the past decade. These photographs, left exposed to the elements, faded, crumbled and were destroyed along with the building that housed them. After years of abandonment, the owners of the Bowne warehouse were in the process of illegally demolishing the building in 2018, when it was burned by arsonists. In 2019, the gutted building was completely demolished.

    

 

 

 

  • All images © Nathan Kensinger 2022