Hero Project is a selection from Jonathan Atkin's on-going work-in-progress collaboration with dance artists aboard historic ships. His mission is to increase visibility of our maritime heritage by reaching new non-maritime audiences. In the exhibition, dancers athletically grace the gritty vessels in oversize photographs mounted throughout Lilac, from the bridge to the engine room. For more on the project, see hero project
Read more about the project in PDN
The images above feature Desmond Richardson, artist, aboard the SS United States in Philadelphia
Photographs ©2013 Jonathan Atkin
The museum ship Lilac has opened for the summer at Hudson River Park's Pier 25.
The exhibition Hero Project will be on view there through June 30.
Lilac hours: Thursdays 4pm to 7pm Saturdays/Sundays 2pm to 7pm.
Admission is free.