Alum, Maureen Drennan featured New York Times

Alum Maureen Drennan latest work on the Rust Belt was featured in an article in The New York Times. In the interview with John Leland, Drennan opens up about her motivations behind the project as well as the insight that came as she delve deeper into the Rust Belt.

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Bath Beach.

Excerpt from the article

“You have ideas about a project,” said Maureen Drennan, “but then when you go out there and shoot, things change.”

The idea for the photographs shown here, Ms. Drennan said, was to document the Rust Belt of New York City: an industrial wasteland that would stand as “a microcosm of the larger Rust Belt of the Midwest,” where once-vital factories gave way to hulking wreckage and the anger that animated the 2016 presidential election.

To read the full interview, please click here.

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Maureen Drennan is a photographer born and based in New York City. Her work has been included in exhibitions at the National Portrait Gallery, Washington DC, the Tacoma Art Museum Seattle, Washington, the Rhode Island School of Design Museum, Aperture, Philadelphia Photo Arts Center, Colorado Photographic Arts Center, and the Newspace Center for Photography, amongst others. Her images have been featured in The New Yorker, The New York Times, California Sunday Magazine, Huffington Post, Photograph Magazine, Photo District News, American Photo, UK Telegraph, Refinery 29, and the Economic Hardship Reporting Project.

She currently teaches at LaGuardia Community College and the International Center for Photography in New York City.

 Bath Beach.

Bath Beach.