Freshkills Park: Landscape in Motion
September 22 – December 7, 2016
Role: Organizer
Staten Island Arts Culture Lounge
10 Ferry Terminal Drive Staten Island, NY 10301            
“Freshkills Park: Landscape in Motion” exhibited landscape photography selected through a competition organized by Freshkills Park with the Staten Island Advance. The exhibition told the story of the site transformation from landfill to park through photography and featured 12 winning photographs of the competition alongside historical photographs from the Staten Island Institute archives and a virtual reality feature of Freshkills Park created by Jared Sutton.

Three public programs were organized in conjunction with the exhibit: 
-Virtual Reality workshop with IrisVR and SCAPE on visualizing the future of Staten Island‘s landscapes and waterfront
-Talk by Mierle Laderman Ukeles about her longterm engagement with the Freshkills site as NYC Department of Sanitation’s artist-in-residence for the past 40+ years
-Talk by photographer and curator, Paul Moakley, on the landscape and street photography that has shaped his practice and way of looking at Staten Island

First Place Winners
Ryan Lavis (Professional category)
Katsiaryna Sukhotskaya (Student category)
Jarred Sutton (Amateur category)

Honorable Mentions
Mike Gloria
Radha Hettiarachchi
Amber Rose Orlin
Dimitrios Papanikos
Anthony Penza
Stephanie Sardelis
Boris Sobolev
David Stoler
Brittny Thiel

Thanks to the Judges
Steve Zaffarano, Visuals Manager and Photo Editor, Staten Island Advance
Monica Valenzuela, Deputy Director, Staten Island Arts
Ted Nabavi, Director of Waste Management Engineering, NYC Department of Sanitation
Paul Moakley, Deputy Photo Editor, Time Magazine, and curator, Alice Austen House
Dana Kien, Photo Editor, Wall Street Journal Magazine

This exhibit was presented by Staten Island Arts and supported by Freshkills Park and the City of New York; NYC Councilmember Debi Rose; by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council; New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature; the Staten Island Advance; Collection of the Staten Island Museum; Duggal Visual Solutions; Jarred Sutton; Tri-Lox; IrisVR; and Staten Island Arts artist, individual, family, and business members.