We are thrilled to announce that Jade Doskow, after three years of photographic exploration, has been named the Photographer-in-Residence of Freshkills Park in New York City. It has been inspiring to watch Jade immerse herself in the site and to see her translate, through large-format photographs, the complexities and paradoxical nature of this radical, highly engineered landscape. Through her work, she is documenting one of New York City’s greatest and most forward-looking infrastructure projects. It is our collective hope that these images will inspire communities globally to assess their own damaged landscapes, and to consider ways to reduce their waste and restore ecological habitats that, while perhaps different from the original, nonetheless create new verdant landscapes supporting diverse flora and fauna.
Tracey Morgan Gallery is pleased to present Jade Doskow: Freshkills, a new exhibition of photographs taken at Staten Island’s Freshkills Park. Reception for the artist, Friday September 17, 6-8PM.
Architectural and landscape photographer Jade Doskow is known for her rigorously composed and eerily poetic images that examine the intersection of people, nature, and time.
Prior to working within the landscape of Freshkills, Doskow was known for several large bodies of work: Lost Utopias, photographs of the architecture and landscapes from past world’s fairs, Red Hook, a 13-year record of her time living in this unusual Brooklyn neighborhood as seen through its vernacular architecture and cityscape, and Architecture of Activism, interiors of the punk-activist-art-community center ABC No Rio in New York’s Lower East Side. Throughout her work, a consistent questioning in regard to a utopian/ dystopian clashing within the built environment is brought to the fore.
Based in New York, she holds a B.A. from New York University and an M.F.A. in photography from the School of Visual Arts. She has lectured and exhibited internationally, including at Cornell University in Ithaca, Forma Meravigli Gallery in Milan, Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, and as part of the School of Visual Arts i3 Lecture series. Press includes The New York Times, Photograph, AiA Architect, Dezeen, Athens Voice, Newsweek Japan, The Independent, Smithsonian, Slate, Business Insider, The Atlantic, American Photo, Design Arts Daily, NPR’s Picture Show, ArchDaily, and Wired. Doskow is one of fifty international women artists to be featured in the 2018 publication 50 Contemporary Women Artists. She is the subject of the documentary Jade Doskow, Photographer of Lost Utopias, which will be premiering at the International Center of Photography in October 2021. Her work is represented by Tracey Morgan Gallery in Asheville, North Carolina. Doskow is on the photography faculty of the International Center of Photography in New York City and the City University of New York.
Explore Jade Doskow, Photographer-in-Residence Work Further
- Jade Doskow: Freshkills, A New Exhibition Hosted By Tracey Morgan Gallery
- How the World”s Largest Garbage Dump Evolved Into a Green Oasis – The NY Times
- New York City’s New Utopia – Jade Doskow Captures Freshkills Park from All Angles
- Finding Utopia in ‘Apocalyptic Hudson River School Painting’ – The NY Times
- A Freshkills Park Alliance Interview with Jade Doskow Photographer-in-Residence
- Jade Doskow’s Artist Page