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Archipelago New York: A Lecture by Thomas Halaczinsky


Archipelago New York

A Lecture by Thomas Halaczinsky

Join documentary filmmaker and writer Thomas Halaczinsky as he discusses his latest published work, Archipelago New York.

Aboard his thirty-foot sailboat as he follows the course of Adriaen Block, the first European who in 1614 sailed and mapped the more than 70 islands from New York Harbor to Fishers Island Sound creating a mesmerizing photographic and literary log book where he unravels the mysteries and stories of these islands.

About Thomas Halaczinsky

Thomas Halaczinsky is an award-winning New York documentary filmmaker, photographer, and writer who divides his time between Brooklyn and Greenport on Long Island’s North Fork, where he keeps his thirty-foot sailboat Sojourn. His work focuses on the relationship between people and places. In documentary films such as Coney Island: A last Summer (for German/French broadcaster ARTE in 2008) and Don’t Call it Heimweh, the opening film of the 2005 Berlin Jewish Film Festival, he explored the importance of place for the identity of the protagonists. In 1996 he won an ACE award for his contribution to the EMMY-awarded film Calling the Ghost. In 2016 his photographic series "Archipelago New York," featured in this book, received an honorable mention at the Tokyo International Photo Award.