Street Photography

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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February 1, 2019

Fan Ho’s Striking Street Photography of Hong Kong in the 1950s and 1960s

A little over two and a half years after his untimely passing, master photographer Fan Ho is being celebrated with a new exhibition. As a photographer, actor, and film director, Ho amassed enormous acclaim over the course of his career, which began when he was a teenager. At the time, Ho used his father’s Kodak Brownie to capture the world around him, as he roamed the streets of Hong Kong.

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December 27, 2018

Vintage Photos of Life on the Gritty New York City Subway of the Past

Over time, the name Jamel Shabazz has become synonymous with urban life in New York City. The Brooklyn-born photographer came of age documenting the streets of the city, capturing a critical moment in time when the crack crisis was overtaking New York in the 1980s. Shabazz’s raw, unfiltered work has birthed iconic imagery that has immortalized decades of New York City’s culture. City Metro is an exhibition that brings together 30 of Shabazz’s photographs.

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