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City to Sea: What's Next - 2024 onwards

Since 2010 the City to Sea project has brought together artists, photographers and urbanists to present and exhibit artistic, sociological and scientific research. Our aim is to organize public art projects-interventions, symposiums, exhibitions and educational workshops. Generating collaborative projects that explore cities, coastal towns and surrounding regions worldwide.

City to Sea: Visualising Climate Crisis

David Kendall collaborates with Visual Studies Journal and Open Eye Gallery at the LOOK Climate Lab 2022, Liverpool, UK.

In 2021 and 2022 David Kendall experimented with thermal photography and moving image: To research how digital image formations occur and reveal visible and invisible elements of atmospheric air pollution. The artworks, entitled 'Other Lines' focus on emissions produced by industrial landscapes (including, oil and petrochemical manufacturing sites, installations and plants) in Ellesmere Port, Cheshire, United Kingdom. In addition, digital photo stories are in development with Cheshire 'A' level students whose goal was to discover and experiment with imaginative photographic techniques, visually surveying air emissions in their neighbourhoods. As a result, recording more visible and invisible elements of atmospheric pollution along the Wirral Peninsula.

The project will be published in a special edition of Visual Studies, Fall/Autumn 2022.

City to Sea: What's Next 2020 - 2022

In 2021 we are working through the COVID-19 pandemic, looking forward to the easing of travel restrictions in the USA and Europe and moving forward in 2022. Take care – Rebecca Locke and David Kendall

City to Sea: Coney Island 2018 - 2019

Since 2015, we have been working with our friends at Coney Island Gospel Assembly to make photo-stories exploring Coney Island, including the recovery from Hurricane Sandy. During the Fall/Autumn there was a series of events including talks and an exhibition at the Walls-Ortiz Gallery, Harlem, NYC. Thanks to all who came to the talks and exhibition, which we hope to reshow in Brooklyn in 2019.

We continue to receive positive messages about the show, which was among AM-New York’s ‘Best art exhibits to see at NYC museums in the colder months’ and ‘Do NYC’ November Top Picks. We are grateful to the City Seminary, Nyack College, Arts Initiative Columbia University, Urban Photographers Association, Goldsmiths, University of London, Openvizor and Rhizome New York for promoting the show online. Click here for images of the exhibition.

Special thanks to Connie and Bonnie, and all at the Coney Island Gospel Assembly, Maria and Anthony at the Waltz-Ortiz Gallery, Abbas at Openvizor, Paul and Camilo at the Urban Photographers Association, and Les at Goldsmiths, University of London for supporting 'City to Sea: Coney Island.'

Click here for further exhibition details. Information about City to Sea projects in Coney Island from 2015 onwards can be found here and via Instagram @citytoseanyc or Twitter @citytosea.

Forthcoming: Albatross Project

The City to Sea Project is exploring a new exhibition with the working title, 'Albatross Project' exploring plastic in the world's oceans.
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Charting the Invisible - Chapter ll Exhibition 2018

David Kendall, Rebecca Locke, Konstantin Sergeyev and Kamal Badhey take part in 'Charting the Invisible - Chapter ll' at PAVILHÃO 31, Centro Hospitalar Psiquiátrico de Lisboa, Avenida do Brasil, 53, Lisbon, Portugal, October 30 to December 14, 2018. The 'Cities of Light' exhibition is organised by the Urban Photographers’ Association (UPA), in partnership with the Centre for Urban and Community Research (CUCR), Goldsmiths, University of London, Openvizor and Institute of Art History/Faculty of Social and Human Sciences, Universidade NOVA de Lisboa.

Urban Photographers Association
Instagram Takeover 2018

Between October 29 and November 4, City to Sea artists took over the Urban Photographers Association Instagram

City to Sea: Cartographies 2017

New collaborations between Rebecca Locke, Sayed Hasan, Vrinda Seksaria and David Kendall, Konstantin Sergeyev and Peter Coles, Kamal Badhey and Luc Pawels feature in 'Charting the Invisible' at APT gallery, London, UK. The exhibition is organised in conjunction with Tate, the Centre for Urban and Community Research (CUCR), Goldsmiths, University of London, Openvizor, UrbanPhotoFest and the Urban Photographers’ Association (UPA).

In addition, David Kendall includes the CTS - Coney Island project in his presentation at 'Urban Photography: Making, Researching, Teaching' at the Photographers' Gallery, London, UK. The symposium is part of UrbanPhotoFest - Cartographies.

City to Sea Returns to Coney Island, 2016-18

We are looking forward to visiting Coney Island thoughout 2016-18 to work with our friends at Coney Island Gospel Assembly making new photo-stories exploring Coney Island life. Working with local people the new work aims to tell stories about the environment, the recovery from Superstorm Sandy and communities living throughout the area. More information about the workshops can be found here.

UrbanPhotoFest 2016

If you are in London in November, check out UrbanPhotoFest 2016 which features work by Rebecca Locke and David Kendall. #UPF16
is organised in partnership with Tate, the Centre for Urban and Community Research (CUCR), Goldsmiths, University of London, Openvizor and the Urban Photographers’ Association (UPA).

Peter Marlow: 1952-2016

On February 22, 2016 our collaborator, Peter Marlow passed away. He was a generous, enthusiastic and wonderful photographer. Thank you Peter for your inspiration and support with the City to Sea Project. Condolences to the bereaved family and all at Magnum Photos.

City to Sea Workshop: Coney Island, NY 2015
September 5 to 7, 2015

Our Coney Island: City to Sea Workshop took place in September. The three-day event was a fantastic experience and the City to Sea team would like to thank all participants for their contributions. In addition, we would like to thank the wonderful people at Coney Island Gospel Assembly who hosted the event. More information about the workshop can be found here. see the photo gallery here.

The William Blake Imagination Photo Booth

The William Blake Imagination Photo Booth, a site-specific public art project inspired by the epic poetry of William Blake, and an exhibition of portraits made during the project took place in the Spring and Summer of 2013. Click for info or visit the image gallery.

Bognor Regis: City to Sea
Magnum Photos Workshop Galleries

Images developed through the City to Sea Project, including the recent City to Sea Magnum Photos workshop with Peter Marlow at Bognor Regis, hosted by the iconic seaside resort Butlins, were showcased during the Urban Encounters: Urban Materialities conference at Tate Britain. The work of participants has been curated as twelve chapters exploring aspects of the seaside resort Bognor Regis and can be seen here.

For more about the workshop with Magnum Photos click here
or visit www.magnumphotos.com.