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Jay Fine
Edge of Manhattan
September 08 - October 15, 2011

Press Release

MTA Arts for Transit installed a photography exhibit, “Edge of Manhattan,” at the Bowling Green 4/5 Station. The exhibit features the work of gallery artist Jay Fine, who focuses his lens on the sights and scenes of Lower Manhattan. “Taking advantage of a high-rise vantage point, he captures the shifting light and weather in New York Harbor. Fine showcases the sights of the water’s edge, from a marching band on a pier to a solitary walk along a cove, fireboats breaking up ice floes, and the Staten Island Ferry emerging from a wall of clouds.”

In 2003, Fine moved to Battery Park City and began an ongoing project to document his surroundings. Perched forty stories above the City, he could find drama or news by looking out his window. Everything from dramatic electrical storms (NY Harbor 9/22/10), to the errant use of Air Force One (Photo Op 2009), or the frightening echo of a mushroom cloud (Bayonne, NJ Monday Morning) were fodder for his camera.

He focused on the daily comings and goings of NY Harbor, recording the sublime beauty and dramatic weather before him. On each anniversary of 9/11, he would aim his lens to the sky to capture the memorial lights as they rose into the clouds. Whether shooting aerial landscapes from his window or photographing from the street, his goal was always to capture the changing environment of Lower Manhattan after 9/11.

Jay Fine’s photographs have appeared in newspapers, magazines, websites, and television including New York Daily News, The Daily Telegraph, The Guardian, BBC, The Sun, The Daily Mirror, Popular Photography Magazine, ShortList Magazine, La Stampa (Italy), La Repubblica (Italy), Aftenposten (Norway), as well as NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams. His photo of NY Harbor 9/22/10 appears in the August 2011 issue of National Geographic Magazine.

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Past Exhibitions

Biography

Jay Fine is a Manhattan based photographer, entrepreneur and media executive.  A photographer for over 40 years, his work focuses on the people and places of Lower Manhattan, Battery Park City and New York Harbor. MTA Arts for Transit installed a photography exhibit by Jay Fine, “Edge of Manhattan,” at the Bowling Green 4/5 Station in the Fall, 2012.

 

His photographs have appeared in newspapers, magazines, websites and on television around the world including National Geographic Magazine, the New York Daily News, The Daily Telegraph,  The Guardian,  the BBC, The Sun, The Daily Mirror, Popular Photography Magazine,  ShortList Magazine, La Stampa (Italy), la Repubblica (Italy) , Aftenposten (Norway) as well on NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams. 

 

Fine spent over twenty-five years in media and technology companies ranging from Fortune 500 companies to start-ups.  A former senior CBS and NBC executive, he co-founded two technology companies, and was President and CEO of Steiner Studios.

Beginning in 2002, Fine led the development of Steiner Studios, a $100 million state-of-the-art film and television complex located on fifteen acres in New York’s Brooklyn Navy Yard.

Prior to joining Steiner Studios, Fine served as Managing Director of National TeleConsultants (NTC) in Los Angeles, California.  NTC, one of the largest independent design, engineering and systems integration firm for media organizations in the U.S., designed and built large-scale projects worldwide.

From 1993 to 1998, Fine served as Senior Vice President and General Manager East Coast Operations for the CBS Television Network where he headed one of the largest television production operations in the U.S.

Fine began his career at NBC and spent twenty years in a variety of positions, including Senior Vice President of Operations and Planning for NBC News.

Fine is a member of the Board of Poets and Writers, the nation’s largest literary not-for-profit organization.  He is a former member of the Board of Governors of the New York Chapter’s National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, and the New York City Investment Fund’s Media Sector Board.