Time Machines: A conversation with photographer and author Stanley Greenberg


15-foot bubble chamber, Fermilab, Illinois, 2006; photo by Stanley Greenberg.

An Illustrated Lecture with photographer and author Stanley Greenberg
Date: Thursday, May 3rd
Time: 7:30
Admission: $5
Presented by Atlas Obscura

Stanley Greenberg has long been hailed as a photographer of New York’s hidden spaces. From a vault beneath the Brooklyn Bridge once used for Champagne storage, to a nuclear-blast-resistant water tunnel under the Bronx, Greenberg’s work reveals a city unseen.

His most recent book has taken him to some of the most remote and far flung destinations in the world. Time Machines is a photographic study of large-scale physics projects, featuring the telescopes, particle accelerators, spectrometers, ion traps, and LIDAR installations the make up the physical structures of big science. Hidden by both geography and access, the book reveals a world seen by few. To find the sites in this book, Greenberg traveled over 80,000 miles, by plane, bus, train, car and on foot., went deep underground, high up in the mountains, and to the southernmost point on the earth. The result is a stunning and beautiful examination of the scientific infrastructure of the world.

The first of the “Atlas Obscura Speakers” series of talks, come hear Stanley talk about this most recent projects and show work from his new book Time Machines.

Stanley Greenberg is the author of “Invisible New York”, “Waterworks”, “Architecture Under Construction”, and “Time Machines.”  He has received grants from the New York State Council on the Arts, the New York Foundation for the Arts, the Graham Foundation, and the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation. He was a Guggenheim Fellow in 2005. Greenberg’s work has been exhibited at the Art Institute of Chicago, the Metropolitan Museum and the Whitney Museum of American Art. He lives in Brooklyn, New York. For more go to stanleygreenberg.org and buttonagreement.blogspot.com

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