NYC Street Photography 1930s & 1940s

With Sylvia Laudien-Meo

[Virtual tour] During the 1930s and 40s photographers were able to take their lightweight portable cameras out into the streets and capture the dynamics of the city in all its details, developing very personal styles and working for illustrated magazines. Weegee often focused on the dark sides of life, including crime, but also with a great sense of humor. Lisette Model was fearless, most passionate about the humanity of New Yorlers in all their diversities, helping us connect on an emotional level. Berenice Abbott captured the changing New York with an interest in its architecture and urban design. Walker Evans created an incredible portrait of the city by photographing inside the subway as well as capturing its breathtaking structures, from bridges to advertisement signs. Helen Levitt’s biggest contribution is her focus on the children who used the streets as their playground and learned life’s most important lessons from each other. Alfred Eisenstaedt captured the war years with most iconic images like the now famous kiss on Times Square. Join Sylvia Laudien-Meo for this photo journey!

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Thursday, May 18
6:00 PM

Virtual Tour

Member: $15
Non-member: $25

Lunch atop a Skyscraper, published in the New York Herald-Tribune, October 2, 1932. Photo: Charles Clyde Ebbets. Modifications: photo cropped.