Vessel (Temporarily Known As)

Photos by Caris Yeoman

Dara Swan

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The title of this project is taken from the name given to a large and useless structure recently unveiled in Chelsea, a towering bronze sculpture made of staircases just outside of the new Hudson Yards mall. Most of these photographs were taken in and around Hudson Yards, which refers to both the mall and the neighborhood that surrounds it. I aim to present an alternate and somewhat fantastical version of this area, capturing the strangers I encountered there as residents of a world that functions primarily as a space for consumerism and spectacle.
— Caris Yeoman, '21