Tag Archives: New York City

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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It’s Sheep We’re up Against

In honor of the twenty-eighth anniversary of the release of the Housemartins’ second single, “Sheep,” here’s a selection of images of these unquestioning and agreeable animals. Chris Buck, Dolly, 1997 (430.2003) Andrew Savulich,  Man Putting Sheep into Taxi, 1986 (377.1994) … Continue reading

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The Joys of Commuting

Lucien Aigner, Last express to the suburbs, Paris, 1934 (277.1982) Gordon Parks, Commuters, New York City, 1946 (152.1983) Dan Weiner, Commuters, Forest Park, Illinois, 1953 (138.1992) Charles Pratt, Hoboken Ferry, 1963 (94.1996) Sebastião Salgado, Churchgate is the terminus station of … Continue reading

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“Cold Weather Picture”

Weegee, Cold Weather Picture, March 8, 1941 (16232.1993) “Thousands of automobiles parked overnight were found like this by their owners Saturday morning.” PM, March 9, 1941 Many folks in the tri-state area awoke to a similar scene this morning!

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Welcome Mayor de Blasio!

Today Bill de Blasio becomes the 109th mayor of New York City. Here’s a look back at some of the city’s previous mayors: Unidentified Artist, Mayor Gaynor at his Desk, January 3, 1910 (233.2001) William Jay Gaynor was the city’s … Continue reading

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Don’t Forget to Vote

Charles Moore, [Voting rights march from Selma to Montgomery], 1965 (176.1991) Today is election day in the United States. If you are eligible, don’t forget to vote. John Albert, [Voter registration reminders displayed in drugstore windows, New York], 1947 (2012.121.21) … Continue reading

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