Tag Archives: New York City

New York on the Edge by Charles H. Traub

Charles H. Traub, 12th St. Manhattan, 1988, (437.1991) Charles H. Traub, Plum Beach, Brooklyn, 1989, (444.1991) Charles H. Traub, 42nd St. Manhattan, 1989, (445.1991) Charles H. Traub, Queensbridge Park, New York, 1988, (446.1991) Charles H. Traub, Carl Schunz Park, Manhattan, 1988, (449.1991)

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Looking back to Mid-Century Downtown New York

After re-reading Gillian McCain and Legs McNeil’s book Please Kill Me: The Oral History of Punk, I’ve been curious to learn more about the New York City that Richard Hell and Patti Smith were inspired by. I’ve been told horror stories … Continue reading

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Reflections on Louis Faurer

Louis Faurer, New York, ca. 1949 (2013.99.27) “My eyes search for people who are grateful for life, people who forgive and whose doubts have been removed, who understand the truth, whose enduring spirit is bathed by such piercing white light … Continue reading

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Happy 4th of July!

Leonard Speier, West Side Highway, NYC, July 4, 1976 (351.1981) For a dyn-o-mite celebration you have to see the fireworks. This year they will be over the East River and don’t forget to bring your flag!

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Brett Weston’s New York

Brett Weston, [Air vents, New York], 1945 (308.2003) Brett Weston, [Skylight and fences, Midtown, New York], ca. 1945 (324.2003) Brett Weston, [Fire escape, New York], ca. 1945 (325.2003) Brett Weston, [Window reflections, New York], ca. 1971 (281.2003) Although Brett Weston (1911-1993), the … Continue reading

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Leon Levinstein: The Indiscriminate Eye

When learning about the work of a new photographer, more often than not I have some piece of biography that helps me place the photographs in context. In the case of Leon Levinstein, I got to know him through working … Continue reading

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In the Street

Helen Levitt, New York, 1972 (19.1998)Helen Levitt, New York, 1959 (645.1987) Helen Levitt, New York, 1972 (313.1984) Helen Levitt, New York, 1972 (146.1997) Helen Levitt’s street photography documents the vibrancy and humor of chance New York City moments. Her photographs … Continue reading

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