Erica Shires

Research

This is an overview of the edges of New York where I plan to document.

Past Work

This work was created during my 2017 Artist Residency at the Brooklyn Navy Yard. I was looking for the poetry in an industrial landscape. These images are reflective of where I want to go with The Edges project.

These images are part of a long-term portrait project at Jacob Riis Beach and the Hudson River. I plan on incorporating images and video of people I meet at the edges for my project.

Because of global warming our coastal areas are threatened by┬árising waters. These two images were taken in the exact same spot at Jacob Riis, before and after Hurricane Sandy. I want to document the edges of New York City because they will be changing and we don’t know what will be going away.