Berenice Abbott: “Photographing New York is just the greatest thing in this world” and “Seeing the Now”


Berenice Abbott, City Arabesque, from roof of 60 Wall Street Tower, June 9, 1938 (680.1984)


Berenice Abbott, Murray Hill Hotel, Spiral, 112 Park Avenue, November 19, 1935 (253.1985)


Berenice Abbott showing slides and speaking at ICP, on November 5, 1979, about a changing New York City, “Photographing New York is just the greatest thing in this world,” and a “too rapidly” changing New York City. [Presumably Mark Twain’s murdered house was at 21 Fifth Avenue, at Ninth Street.]


Berenice Abbott, “El,” Second and Third Avenue Lines, April 24, 1936 (251.1985)


Berenice Abbott, Tri-Boro Barber School, 264 Bowery, October 24, 1935 (253.1985)


Berenice Abbott, Shoeshine Parlor, ca. 1935 (665.1984)


Berenice Abbott speaking at ICP on November 5, 1979 about objectivity (“be objective ten times over”), the challenges of photography, and more… “This is now.”


Berenice Abbott, [Storefront], ca. 1935 (474.1988)

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