A photographer Gergely Szatmari, represented through Faur Zsofi Gallery, invites the beholder to the Meadowlands.
To dwell into the story we give the voice to the artist himself. „The Meadowlands is a bucolic name for a place so maligned that a foreigner would have no idea of its’ real condition. Coming to America, coming to New York: it is practically impossible not to encounter this place in New Jersey, the Garden State; one of the original thirteen colonies.
The Continental Armies led by George Washington crossed the Meadowlands on its way to great victories that changed the course of the Revolution. Our 19th century ancestors landed here before they were allowed onto the island of Manhattan. Flying in, flying over or driving across the country to New York City, you cannot avoid the Meadowlands. As you near ‘Destination! Manhattan,’ one quickly sublimates the wetlands of the sibling state and her gray smoke stacks, abandoned rails and endless warehouses as one looks ahead to that shining diamond, The City!”