Kentler International Drawing Space: Portraits from Red Hook

I’m proud to announce that a group of my images have been included in the show, Selections from the Red Hook Archives at the Kentler Gallery.


For more than 4 years I spent a good deal of time photographing the Red Hook area of Brooklyn. Gradually I made friends with many of the residents and began to enter their world. It hit me hard when the neighborhood was devastated by Hurricane Sandy. Many of the people I know were seriously affected. Even 5 months later the smell of damp plaster and water-logged wood permeates its main venue, Van Brunt Street, and the surrounding streets. The artists’ studios near the piers are shut tight.


But Red Hookers are survivors. They are cleaning and rebuilding and doing their best to put things right. Restaurants are reopening, and there is a surge of new life. If you are in the area, please stop by the Kentler. The show will be up until March 31. The gallery is open Thursday through Sunday, 12-5 pm.

Please note that 15% of my profit from the sale of any of my pieces will be contributed to the Hurricane Sandy Relief Fund.

Kentler International Drawing Space, 353 Van Brunt Street, 718-875-2098


About Carol Dragon

Carol Dragon is a New York City photographer who focuses on portraiture. Her dramatic approach to capturing the essence of her subjects is done in a style reminiscent of master painters and yet is very much her own. Carol is one of the featured photographers in the recently released 100 New York Photographers by Cynthia Dantzig. She has a BFA and a MFA from Rhode Island School of Design. Her client list includes CBS, Scholastic Publishing, AOL Time Warner and Anson Mills. She is available for commissioned work worldwide.
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