Time Machines: A Conversation with Photographer & Author Stanley Greenberg
Observatory (543 Union St., Brooklyn)
Stanley Greenberg has long been hailed as a photographer of New York’s hidden spaces. From a vault beneath the Brooklyn Bridge once used for Champagne storage, to a nuclear-blast-resistant water tunnel under the Bronx, Greenberg’s work reveals a city unseen.
His most recent book has taken him to some of the most remote and far flung destinations in the world. Time Machines is a photographic study of large-scale physics projects, featuring the telescopes, particle accelerators, spectrometers, ion traps, and LIDAR installations the make up the physical structures of big science. Hidden by both geography and access, the book reveals a world seen by few. To find the sites in this book, Greenberg traveled over 80,000 miles, by plane, bus, train, car and on foot., went deep underground, high up in the mountains, and to the southernmost point on the earth. The result is a stunning and beautiful examination of the scientific infrastructure of the world.