Class Portrait of Everyone In Line to See Kara Walker at 5:30pm on May 23, 2014


Yesterday I went to see Kara Walker's installation at the soon-to-be-demolished Domino Sugar Factory. Presented by Creative Time, 'A Subtlety' has been an overwhelming success, as I saw when I arrived to see a line of hundreds of people stretching at least five long blocks down Kent Avenue in Williamsburg.

Despite threatening clouds, everyone seemed in good spirits, so as I strolled to the back of the line I photographed the people waiting to get in.

24 images in all, photographed off the hip and automatically, like Google Street View on two legs, a spontaneous "Class Portrait of Everyone In Line to See Kara Walker at 5:30pm on May 23, 2014"

If you'd like to download the panorama as a single giant stitched image, it's 620 pixels x 35,288 pixels, at 72DPI (48mb) , and you can get it here:

PS: don't be alarmed at the size of the line, Creative Time has a very efficient staff working the door, and they let in groups of 100 people every 20 minutes or so.