Brooklyn Photographer Captures Red Hook Sights in New Exhibit

By Nikhita Venugopal on March 11, 2014 7:43am 

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 Brooklyn Slate Company, located at 305 Van Brunt St., will host a photography exhibition featuring Gabriela Herman's Red Hook images.
Red Hook Summer: Photos Along the Waterfront
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RED HOOK — From key lime pie at Steve’s to sunset at the Brooklyn Crab, a photographer is highlighting Red Hook’s local landscape in a new series of images to be displayed this month.

“Red Hook Summer: Photos Along the Waterfront” is a set of more than a dozen images that will be shown at Brooklyn Slate Company on March 22, said freelance photographer Gabriela Herman who shot the photographs after wandering through Red Hook for a magazine assignment last summer.

The collection of photographs highlights Red Hook's food, its people and the waterfront, said Sean Tice of the Brooklyn Slate Company.

Herman, 32, who lives in Prospect Heights, captured some of Red Hook's most unique scenes, like the baseball fields, restaurants along Van Brunt Street, rolls from the Red Hook Lobster Pound and the water taxi.

One of Herman’s favorite photos is a still life image of Steve’s Authentic Key Lime Pies, one of the neighborhood's most popular eateries. 

Some photos — such as one that has a sign saying Red Hook is greater than Sandy — even reflect the neighborhood’s struggle and resiliency after the hurricane, she said.

“I love how photography can take me [to] places like this,” she said.

Brooklyn Slate Company, located at 305 Van Brunt St., will host an opening reception for the exhibition on March 22 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. The display will continue for one month.

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