Faces of Downtown Scene

Faces of Downtown Scene is an ongoing portrait project dedicated to New York’s experimental performance community. Over the past two years, while working as a photographer for off-off-Broadway theater and dance, Maria Baranova invited dancers, choreographers, actors, producers, playwrights, designers, and directors to her Gowanus studio for a portrait session and conversation. Using a medium format film camera, and in front of a signature black backdrop with only the natural light in her studio, Maria has captured over 200 subjects, including Ivy Baldwin, Yanira Castro, Meg Harper, Bobbi Jene Smith, and more, revealing the makers of this unique community of artists in New York.

For portrait commissions please email: info@mariabaranova.com



January 4th - February 16th, 2019

Invisible Dog Art Center

51 Bergen Street, Brooklyn

Thursday-Saturday 1pm-7pm

Sunday 1pm-5pm

Emily Reilly / Dramaturg / December 2016
Leslie Cuyjet / Performer / Dancer / December 2017
Laurie Berg / Dance and Jewelry Artist / April 2018
Ben Wagner / Performer / April 2017
Kaneza Schaal / Theater Artist / August 2018
Meg Harper / Dancer / December 2017
Li De / Dancer / August 2018
Oana Botez / Theatre Designer / October 2017
Ivan V Talijančić / Director / October 2017
Raja Feather Kelly / Artist / January 2018
Katie Dean / Performer / June 2017
Brandon Washington / Performer / March 2017