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Archipelago New York is an ongoing modern day expedition: Filmmaker and photographer Thomas Halaczinsky explores New York’s vast island world by sailboat. Leaving and approaching the city on the water opened a new perspective for the artist and has become a personal journey in search of a sense of place and identity.
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The Book

“Archipelago New York”, the photographic and literary logbook of the sailboat voyage is available at  Schiffer Books now and  in book stores near you.  Click on the image to read more about the book.


“The utter originality and understated beauties of Thomas Halaczinsky’s brilliant book Archipelago make this a livre d’artiste with a difference. Halaczinsky’s cinematic vision and extraordinarily attuned sensibility miraculously weds art and science in one significant journey.”

Charles A. Riley II, PhD, Director Nassau County Museum of Art



Dates and to book

If a desired date is not listed please contact me.

Join photographer and USCG licensed captain Thomas Halaczinsky, for a photgraphic excursion on his sailboat.

You’ll practice seascape photography in the most magical light: around sunrise on the ocean. No sailing experience required.

We’ll start our photo safari out of Greenport’s quaint Stirling Harbor along moored boats waiting to be photographed at twilight, leading us to a sail between Long Island and Shelter Island towards Bug Lighthouse while the sky brightens and the sun rises. Along the way, we’ll discuss photo perspectives, the light situation, framing options, and abstract patterns.

Past Events

Visit a list of past events.


The portfolios provide an insight into the expeditions of the Archipelago of New York. Watch a hands-on interview with the artist and a poetic video installation on the portfolio page.  To go to the portfolios click on the image below.


Sailing the Archipelago of New York,  a lot of hidden treasures came to the surface: stories of love, despair and perseverance. This is one of the tales that made it into the book. Click on the picture to read.

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