Preserving The Other Hamptons

by Stanely Stuyvesant · August 26, 2008

    preserve by emmett shine [Photo by Emmett Shine]

    Preserve is a open-ended documentary project started this summer photographing local youths of the Hamptons in their natural environments. From the Native American Reservation in Southampton to the back parking lots of Sag Harbor, the teens of the Hamptons are seen as they are - complex, diverse teens existing in a dual environment of opulent excess and working-class strife.

    The show is this Saturday, August 30th from 5:00 – 8:00 PM at 2546 Montauk Hwy (directly behind the old Bulls’ Head Inn). Emmett Shine was kind enough to give us an exclusive look at some of his photos that make up part of this project.  We will be showcasing them all week long.

    Preserve features: Emmett Shine from Southampton Linda K. Alpern of Sag Harbor James Katsipis from Montauk curated by Tripoli Patterson - displaying their unique take on their local environment; The Hamptons.

    After the opening reception for the exhibit, which runs through September 20th, Alexa Joel will be singing at the Whaling Museum in Sag Harbor for  Save Sag Harbor.

    [Preserve: A Photography Exhibition]