East River commuters have some new scenery to look at when travelling.
A new photo installation series is now on display on three East River Ferry vessels.
“Drawn to Water: A Floating Photographic Exhibition” will run for four months on the boats, with a new set of photos opening monthly.
“Through the lens of talented photographers, East River Ferry passengers will travel a world connected, dominated, and defined by water,” said Laura Roumanos, executive producer at United Photo Industries’ (UPI), which collaborated with East River Ferry on the exhibit. “From David Doubilet’s poetic photos of underwater creatures, to Joni Sternbach’s timeless tintype portraits of surfers across the world, and Stephen Mallon’s fascinating images of subway cars tossed into the Atlantic to form new coral reefs, these are just the start of a journey that will take us across the seven seas.”
The idea for the series was conceived when NY Waterway’s East River Ferry, which serves Long Island City, Brooklyn and Manhattan, partnered with UPI during last summer’s Photoville project in Brooklyn Bridge Park.
“We are constantly thinking of ways to expand upon our core product in order to make the ferry a more enjoyable experience for our riders,” said Paul Samulski, creative and marketing director at Billybey Ferry Company, which operates the East River ferries. “We respect the work that UPI produces, so we are grateful to have this opportunity to team up with them again.”
The ferries exhibiting the artists’ works will operate weekdays from 6:40 a.m. to 8:45 p.m.