Greg Brophy

Widely published documentary photographer focusing on disappearing neighborhoods, working with film and alternative printing techniques

Greg Brophy was born in Elizabeth, New Jersey and has called New York City home for the last 20 years. He received his BFA from Syracuse University and is well versed in a wide spectrum of printing techniques, in addition to photography. Greg is most known for documenting New York’s disappearing neighborhoods and the void that is left there.

He works with varied formats, from digital to medium and large format film and often uses alternative printing methods to connect the finished piece with the subject matter. Greg originally went to school for painting where he studied composition in depth, and now works to achieve a strong balance in images that tend to be chaotic in nature. He strives to not merely represent his subject through photography but to also have the presentation and style match the subjects in the way they are presented in the printed image. His approach is that of a painter using raw materials to represent his work and to pay homage to the strength of the hard-working people that allow him to represent them through his photographs.

Greg was a finalist in Photolucida’s Critical Mass 2015 and has been published in multiple places, including Behold, Fraction Magazine, Lenscratch and The Edge of Humanity.

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Experiences by Greg


By Greg Brophy

$350 total for 2 hours (up to 2 people)

Visit and document this disappearing migrant community of NY’s largest auto garages, junkyards, and recycling parts