As winter approaches, it means another year of Brooklyn Navy Yard Seasonal Photography Tours is in the books, and we’re happy to announce the final set of three finalists in our annual photo contest, chosen from the submissions from our fall tour earlier this month. These three will join the winter, spring, and summer selections in a gallery of 12 finalists that will be displayed later this year in the Brooklyn Navy Yard Center at BLDG 92. You will also have the chance to vote for your favorites in our annual People’s Choice Award voting, both online and at BLDG 92.
But now, on to the selections, picked this time by John Bartelstone, someone who has spent the better part of 25 years documenting the history and transformations of the Yard’s amazing industrial landscape. And not surprisingly, each one of the winning photos captured some element of the working waterfront.
Natalie Marchner snapped this shot of the Williamsburg Bridge framed between the piles of sand and gravel located on Pier K, a facility of New York Sand and Stone, which brings the materials into the Navy Yard by ship. You can see more of Natalie’s work on her website.
Joyce Stickney’s photo captures one of the Yard’s iconic shipyard cranes reflected in the windows of the newly-restored Green Manufacturing Center, a former machine shop that is being transformed into a center of industrial design and innovation.
While this pile of shipyard ropes is the foreground of Anne Dodgen-Averitt’s photo, the background shows the bustling activity of the Yard’s GMD Shipyard, which repairs commercial ships – behind the ropes you can see a research vessel and a sugar cane-carrying barge that have come to Wallabout Bay for repairs. Anne submitted her photos via Instagram, and you can see more of her work at @dranneslie.
Turnstile Tours offers the Seasonal Photography Tour of the Brooklyn Navy Yard four times throughout the year. The first tour of the 2016 season will be Saturday, January 31 at 2pm. Get tickets & information here, and advance ticket purchase is highly recommended. We also offer our Past, Present & Future Tour of the Brooklyn Navy Yard every weekend at 2pm, and other special themed tours of the Yard. All tours are offered in partnership with and begin at the Brooklyn Navy Yard Center at BLDG 92, which offers free admission to three floors of exhibitions on the Yard’s past and present and a host of great special events and programs.