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Life on Brooklyn Stoops During the Pandemic
“As the streets emptied, it’s like a living room came out — to my eyes a mix of inside and outside,” says photographer Francesca Magnani.
Photographing Northern Ireland’s Mean Streets
During the decades that Northern Ireland’s paramilitary violence garnered worldwide attention, most people were busy making ends meet.
A Hidden Flaneur Who Records the Minutiae of Street Life
Mikiko Hara made a conscious decision to discard reliance on the viewfinder, which led to a body of work that is true to her intention to capture street life as a continuous process.
Richard Sandler’s Startling Photographs of Pre-9/11 New York
From 1977 to 2001, Richard Sandler photographed startling juxtapositions between the grit and glamour of New York City and Boston.
A Photographer’s Multifaceted Scenes of Mexican Street Life
An exhibition at the Aperture Foundation gathers pictures taken by Alex Webb over more than 30 years, all across Mexico.
Time Travel Along Fifth Avenue, with Photos from the Early 1900s and Today
In 1911, photographer Burton Welles published Fifth Avenue, New York, from Start to Finish.
Photographing Every Disappearing Manhattan Bodega
Gail Victoria Braddock Quagliata photographed every bodega in Manhattan from December of 2012 to August of 2013, and even in that short span she saw so many shutter that it became depressing to return for second shots.
Instagram Photos Reappear on the Streets Where They Were Taken
What if instead of only showing up online, your Instagram photos of sunsets, street art, photogenic cityscapes, or alluring strangers on subway platforms were posted back into New York City’s public spaces?
New York Noir: Capturing the City’s Grit and Grime
Photographer Michael Ernest Sweet scavenges the constant contrasts of people in New York City for shots that show the grittiness and grime of its collective persona. Some of these photographs have been collected into a noir narrative called The Human Fragment, a monograph released in December by independent literary publisher Brooklyn Arts Press.
Cruise Through Urban Decay in New Explorable Photographic Map
New York has a lot of urban ruins for a city so constantly developing, but they can be easy to miss in the sprawl. Now a new map of photographs takes you into some of these hidden places.
A Street Photographer for the 21st Century
The content of Strauss’s individual photographs is not always disturbing, but paging through the entirety of 10 Years means talking a walk through neighborhoods and into situations that you might otherwise avoid.