Art gallery sentries

Walking around art galleries in New York’s Chelsea neighborhood, photographer Andy Freeberg noticed a certain trend and began documenting it in his series “Sentry: Gallery Desks in Chelsea.

[At] some of the biggest galleries there are giant entry desks, where the top of the head of the desk sitter is often the only other human presence. This leads me to wonder, in this digital world of email and instant messaging that supposedly makes us more connected, are we also setting up barriers to the simple eye to eye contact that affirms our humanity?

Check out Freeberg’s amusing “Guardians of Russian Art Museums” series as well.