During a recent workshop at The International Center of Photography (ICP), taught by an excellent teacher/photographer, Elliott Kaufman, our class of five revisited the site of Bruce Davidson’s iconic book “East 100th Street” (photographed during the late 1960’s) and also the Manhattan Bridge (opened in 1909), a site represented in Eugene de Salignac’s outstanding book “New York Rises”, which illustrates the explosive construction of bridges and buildings in NYC from 1906 to 1934. I highly recommend both books for any photographer interested in NYC.  Our goal was to replicate as closely as possible one or more of the images from these books- recognizing that time may have  considerably altered the landscape and then photograph whatever interested us.  I have always been fascinated by graffiti and was struck by these examples from each site-clear reflections of the altered landscapes and their inhabitants.

Graffiti East 100th Street

Graffiti East 100th Street

Clothes line and Graffiti from the Manhattan Bridge

Clothes line and roof top Graffiti from the Manhattan Bridge

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2 Responses to Graffiti

  1. Roger says:

    Another fascinating post! You’re off to a great start with your blog!

  2. Warren Agatston says:

    Loved all the photos, waiting for more.


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