camera : Leica M240
lens : SUMMICRON-M 35 mm f/2 ASPH
Domino Sugar Refinery– The Domino Sugar Factory, one of New York City’s architectural icons, dominated the waterfront of Williamsburg, Brooklyn. Built in 1856 by the Havemeyer family, it was the first of dozens of sugar refineries that contributed to the area’s emergence in the nineteenth century as the industrial center of the Port of New York. By the end of the Civil War, the factory had become the largest sugar refinery in the world, employing over 4,000 workers and processing 3 million pounds of sugar a day–more than half of the sugar consumed in the entire country. After a fire in 1882, it was completely rebuilt to include the two grand brick buildings and distinctive smokestack that still stand today.
Kara Walker– (American, b. 1969) is best known for her room-size tableaux of black cut-paper silhouettes that examine the underbelly of America’s racial and gender tensions.