Tobias Hutzler’s aerial photographs of NYC swimming pools featured in new exhibition

The Arsenal Gallery in Manhattan is currently hosting “SPF16: NYC Pools and Beaches in Contemporary Photography,” an exhibition of images from all five boroughs of New York City created in the past three decades, and Tobias Hutzler is one of the noteworthy photographers whose work is being featured.

“Two aerial photographs by Hutzler help to place the exhibition and hint at the enormous scale of the city’s aquatic retreats…,” writes The New Yorker. “Hanging out the side of a helicopter in 2014, Hutzler captured the W.P.A.-era heft of McCarren Pool and, hovering far above Coney Island, shrunk umbrellas and towels to rainbow specks that invite a ‘Where’s Waldo?’ sort of urge to search for sunbathers.”

“SPF16” also includes photographs by Juliana Beasley, Damion Berger, Rona Chang, Bruce Davidson, Bruce Katz, Michael Kirby Smith, Wayne Lawrence, Greg Miller, Christine Osinski, Thomas Roma, and Lauren Welles. The show will be on view at Arsenal, located at 830 Fifth Ave., through August 26. Directions and more info here.



McCarren Park Pool, Brooklyn. Photo by Tobias Hutzler.


Coney Island. Photo by Tobias Hutzler.

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