Street Photography

December 17, 2019

Photographer Walks Around the Flooded Streets of Venice to Capture the City’s Tragic Beauty

While most of the world watched from afar as record floods washed across Venice, photographer Natalia Elena Massi raced to the scene, camera in hand. What she found was a surreal and magical scene. As Venice filled with water, its citizens sprung into action and came together as a community to ensure safety for everyone. And as the waters kept tourists at bay, the normally crowded streets and squares fell silent.

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September 20, 2019

New Yorkers Appear Frozen in Time in Super Slow-Mo Video at 960fps

When you think of New York City, the first image that probably pops into your head is crowd city street full of people quickly trying to get to where they’re going. Filmmaker Glen Vivaris offers another vision of the city in a short clip he recently published. By using the Super Slow-mo feature on his Samsung Galaxy S10 phone, the hands of time are greatly decelerated, leaving the streets of Manhattan nearly frozen in time.

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July 23, 2019

Vintage Photos Show Rare Look at New York City When It’s Empty and Quiet

We think of New York as “the city that never sleeps,” but photographer Duane Michals has shown a different side of the metropolis. In his series Empty New York, he presents pictures of Manhattan, shot in 1964 and 1965, like a ghost town. It lacks the typical hustle and bustle we’ve come to expect from the urban island. Restaurants are without patrons and local bakeries have nothing to show in their window displays.

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June 13, 2019

Unseen Photos of 1970s Tokyo Look Like They’re Straight Out of Science Fiction

Photographer Greg Girard is known for his explorations of Asian cities like Hong Kong and Shanghai, but a newly published series of photographs reveals a pivotal moment early in his career. Several years in Tokyo during the mid- to late-1970s not only helped develop Girard’s photography but also give the public a rare glimpse of life in the Japanese capital.

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