2014-04-04 / Community

Fort Tilden Documented Through Photos

A photographic exhibit documenting Fort Tilden over many years and seasons will be on display at the Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge in Broad Channel for two months.

Liora Codor’s Fort Tilden-A Photographic Essay, will be on display from April 6 to June 6. The exhibit will launch with an opening ceremony from 2 to 4 p.m. on Sunday, April 6.

Codor has a passion for photographing nature and has been doing so at the Gateway National Recreation Area for more than a decade. Codor lives with her family in Brooklyn, but she seeks solace in the open space and wildlife. Her photos feature many aspects of Fort Tilden such as the ocean, the buildings, ruins and surrounding nature. Her photos also capture how the area has evolved over the years.

“This exhibit is a photo essay- that is, a picture of Fort Tilden in the form of a series of photographs. I’ve come to Fort Tilden at all times over the years- in snow and in rainstorms- in early sunrise and in sunset,” Codor says. “I love to explore close-up details and contrast it with the open expanses. It is amazing to see how clearly the plants and wildlife change with the light and weather, and how they restore themselves, especially after Hurricane Sandy. Gateway NRA is so close to the noisy and bustling city but provides solitude and rejuvenation. My aim is to take the viewer on a walk through the park and its seasons over time, and provide a perspective that only a picture can.”

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