whitney museum | renzo piano building workshop | new york usa
The new Whitney site embraced a key element I look for in photography: the dialogue between a building, its users, and it’s neighbourhood. When Renzo Piano and the Whitney Museum approached me to photograph it, I saw it as an opportunity to show how RPBW successfully democratized the museum by embracing the colourful, textured meatpacking district, where it resides. It’s free flow outdoor sculpture gardens offer an opportunity to document the ballet of museum-goers, who become part of the New York landscape. A building is particularly successful when it becomes the subliminal director of human movement and discovery. The Whitney does just that.