Preston Gannaway: Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea

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City College Art Gallery
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Preston Gannaway is a Pulitzer Prize-winning documentary photographer and artist. For more than 15 years, she has focused on intimate stories about American families and marginalized communities while addressing themes such as gender identity, class and our relationship to the landscape.

Editorial clients include New York Times Magazine, California Sunday Magazine, Mother Jones, ESPN, and WIRED among others. Her first book, Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea, about the changing character of a seaside neighborhood along the Chesapeake Bay, was released in 2014.

Gannaway’s Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea is an intimate photographic study of the town Ocean View, a small ocean-side community in the Old South that is strangely eclectic and romantically imperfect yet is now struggling with the impact of gentrification and planned commonness. This has not only affected the residents economically, it has the potential to radically decrease their access to the beach, which is now a public space, and their relationship with the ocean, the heartbeat of the community.


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