Photo Urbanism 3:
Jamaica Bay

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Travis Roozée, photographer

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Portrait of Jamaica Bay
Feb. 10 - April 23, 2007
Museum of the City of New York

Program Funders
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Paul & Ursula Warchol
Paul Warchol Photography


In October 2005, the Design Trust awarded the third Photo Urbanism fellowship to Travis Roozée for his exploration of Jamaica Bay, Queens. Over the course of one year, Mr. Roozée has photographed the bay's dramatic landscape and the historic communities established there to harvest the bay's natural resources. His focus on the people of this place, on traces of the area's past, and the cyclical drama of the seasons has resulted in an elegiac portrait of a little-known and distinctive New York City community.

The resulting photographic essay was on view at the Museum of the City of New York from February 10 to April 23, 2007. An opening reception with the artist was held on Wednesday, February 14, 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Read the press release for the exhibition.

This exhibition is co-sponsored by the Museum of the City of New York, with additional support provided by Kodak, Paul and Ulla Warchol, and Paul Warchol Photography.

About the Photo Urbanism Program  
Photography plays an integral role in the examination, discussion, and re-imagining of New York City's public spaces. Photo Urbanism supports this role by offering photography fellowships to produce a discrete body of work that explores particular qualities of New York City's natural and built environment. The first five Photo Urbanism projects, each focusing on a different aspect of New York City's public realm, will form a catalog the city's evolving character and will be published collectively at the program's conclusion.

In 2002, the first fellowship went to Diane Cook and Len Jenshel for The Edge of New York, an exploration of the city's waterfront. The second fellowship was awarded to Jonathan Smith in 2004 for The Bridge Project. Travis Roozée received the third award in 2005 for Portrait of Jamaica Bay. In 2007, the fourth fellowship went to Gail Albert Halaban for her project, Out My Window. Kramer O'Neill was awarded the fifth fellowship in 2009 for Same Time Every Day.

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