Rick Kopstein

Starting Thursday, the Eastern District of New York federal courthouse in Brooklyn will feature a photography exhibit by longtime New York Law Journal photographer Rick Kopstein.

The exhibit, “My Eyes on New York,” features about 85 photos that Kopstein took in the last 20 years, reflecting the range of his interests and assignments. Exhibits include shots of New York City street life, captured in between assignments, along with photos of high-profile breaking news and events in the courts, judges and attorneys at work, and other snapshots of the city’s legal scene.

The exhibit officially opens Thursday and runs through Dec. 28, 2017, at the Charles P. Sifton Gallery in the Theodore Roosevelt U.S. Courthouse in Brooklyn.

An opening reception at 5:30 p.m. Thursday will include remarks from Chief Judge Dora Irizarry and Magistrate Judge Robert Levy, who is the curator of the gallery.

Kopstein, a professional photographer who splits his time between New York and Tucson, Arizona, left the Law Journal last year after 20 years at the paper. Kopstein said it’s an honor to share his work and the exhibit celebrates his years for the Law Journal, where “I came to know the people, the events and the buildings in which the law” is the center of attention.