Gwyneth Leech: Split Vision


For the last six years, my focus has been upwards, towards the Manhattan skyline, documenting the rapid change manifesting through the high rise construction process.

During the Covid crisis, my perspective shifted downwards. Construction sites came to a halt for all but essential projects. I became acutely aware of another kind of building going on around my neighborhood; informal and ephemeral living places were growing in number and size on sidewalks near my studio. Built from scavenged materials, they were often in the literal shadow of luxury high rise construction.

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