Sea Wall at XXXI Gallery

Sea Wall: Photos on Climate from Newest York

August 28 – September 11, 2018

Opening August 28, 7-9 PM

Photo: Lidiya Kan

Photo: Lidiya Kan


In celebration of Newest York’s twentieth issue Sea Wall, XXXI Gallery and Newest York are pleased to announce an exhibition of contemporary photographs from the arts magazine’s archive across New York’s five boroughs exploring the themes of water, climate, beaches, and islands.

The exhibition was organized by Luiza Dale, creative director of Newest York, and curated by Jonno Rattman, visuals editor at Newest York.

Photographers featured in the exhibition include:

Maureen Drennan is a photographer born and based in New York City. Her work has been included in exhibitions at the National Portrait Gallery, the Tacoma Art Museum, the Rhode Island School of Design Museum, and Aperture, among others. Her images have been featured in publications including The New Yorker, The New York Times, and California Sunday Magazine. She currently teaches at LaGuardia Community College and the International Center for Photography in New York City.

Lidiya Kan is a documentary photographer and a filmmaker based in New York. She currently teaches photography at LaGuardia Community College.

Victor Llorente is a 22-year-old photographer from Madrid, Spain based in Brooklyn and is currently a senior at the Fashion Institute of Technology. He is a member of the New York City Street Photography Collective and his work has appeared in the New York Times.

Julian Master is a photographer from Eugene, Oregon currently living in New York City. His work confronts the relationships between cities, commercialization, globalization, and the age-old theme of weirdness. Not formally educated in photography, Julian derives inspiration from placing himself in unfamiliar crowds, traveling abroad, and dealing with extreme weather.

William Mebane works as a photographer on editorial, fine-art, and commercial projects. He is a contributor to The New Yorker, The New York Times Magazine, Bloomberg Businessweek and The Paris Review. He lives in Brooklyn with his wife, Martha, and their two sons.

Adam Pape is a photographer based in New York City and he continues to draw from the city for his subjects, from its nocturnal labor to its native wildlife. He earned his MFA from Yale in 2016 and his work has appeared in several publications including The New Yorker Magazine and The Fader. His photographs from Inwood and Washington Heights will be published in his upcoming monograph Dyckman Haze with MACK Books.  

Emily Pederson is a photographer and filmmaker based in NYC. Originally from Rhode Island, she focuses on human rights and has made in-depth projects on social movements and the impact of the Drug War in Mexico. Her documentary work has been supported by Field of Vision and published in The New York Times, The Atlantic, La Jornada and El Faro.

Natalee Ranii-Dropcho is an analog photographer and real-life storyteller based in Brooklyn.

Jonah Rosenberg  is a Brooklyn-based photographer who likes making work for himself and for others. His clients include Popular Mechanics, Herman Miller, Runner's World, Fast Company, Inc., W Magazine, Stereogum and others.

Daniel Shapiro is a freelance photographer from Cleveland, Ohio now living in Brooklyn, New York. He has shot work for Lufthansa USA, New York Fashion Week, Berkshire Hathaway, and Dia Art Foundation. Daniel has been featured in Noisey, CFDA, Aftenposten Junior, and Malibu Magazine.

Jacqueline Silberbush is an artist who lives and works in New York. Her work has been shown in the Jewish Museum, TANG Museum, The Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Art Gallery, featured on NPR’s Brian Lehrer Show with Bruce Davidson, and portfolios of her work have appeared in PDN, VICE, National Geographic and several others.

XXXI is a storefront gallery and project space run by XXIX.

Newest York is a project of Newest York Arts Press, a 501(c)3 not-for-profit publisher and arts organization. Our mission is to support and showcase local artists whose work engages with New York City.