Exploring Brooklyn

  • © Anderson Zaca
  • © Valery Rizzo
  • © Arlene Gottfried
  • © Russell Frederick
  • © Jamel Shabazz
  • © Emine Ziyatdinova
  • © Lara Wechsler
  • © Larry Racioppo
  • © Marcia Lloyd
  • © Tim Soter

Running courses have iconic markers: Boston has Heartbreak Hill, London has Tower Bridge, and the Borough of Brooklyn has its beloved neighborhoods.

The route of the Brooklyn Half Marathon weaves its way through one of the most radically and culturally diverse areas in America. From Prospect Park to Coney Island, humanity has found its way to Brooklyn. To honor the spirit of this community, DUMBO’s United Photo Industries has assembled an outstanding field of Brooklyn-based photographers who have captured their hometown in all its unique glory.

These 10 photographers are prime examples of the diverse population that makes Brooklyn their home. In the words of one of the many road signs one meets when driving into our Borough:



Unveiling: Wednesday, May 15
Location: Water Street & New Dock Street (next to the Tobacco Warehouse) – DUMBO Brooklyn

Featured Artists:

Anderson Zaca | Block Party – The Soul of Summer
Arlene Gottfried | Round and Round We Go, Where We Stop Nobody Knows
Emine Ziyatdinova | Brighton Beach
Jamel Shabazz | Prospect Park
Lara Wechsler | Coney Island: The Lost Horizon
Larry Racioppo | Basketball
Marcia Lloyd | The Polar Bears of Coney Island
Russell Frederick | Dying Breed: Photos of Bedford-Stuyvesant
Tim Soter | McCarren Park Pool
Valery Rizzo | Chinese New Year – Sunset Park

NY Road Runners

Exploring Brooklyn is presented in partnership with New York Road Runners on the occasion of the 2013 Brooklyn Half Marathon