Photographer and historian of the New York Press Photographers Association Marc Hermann
searched the New York Daily News archive to find historic NYC crime scenes, and superimposed them on photographs of the same locations today
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"What we're going to do is have a map of the city of New York, where you can click on any neighborhood and scroll through the faces of the people that live there."
Photographer Brandon Stanton has now compiled more than 3700 street portraits
and 50 stories
for his project Humans of New York
. Photos are also posted with captions to a public Facebook group
.) The Map
currently shows 1500+ portraits, arranged by the location in which they were taken. Previously on MeFi [more inside]
Photographs of New York City from the 1940s in color
via the Charles W. Cushman collection. The Lower East Side
. Downtown - 1960
. Landmarks and Times Square
One in 8 Million
"New York is a city of characters. On the subway and in its streets, from the intensity of Midtown to the intimacy of neighborhood blocks, is a 305-square-mile parade of people with something to say. This is a collection of a few of their passions and problems, relationships and routines, vocations and obsessions. A new story will be added weekly."
A photo and audio series from the New York Times
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is a photo blog dedicated to exploring and discovering The City of New York block by block and corner by corner. Updated every weekday, each post covers a new block with a focus on the mundane and ephemeral. An optimistic snapshot of New York as it is now. [more inside]
A creative New York couple and their wonderful, vintage photographs: pioneering filmmaker, Morris Engel
, and award-winning photojournalist, Ruth Orkin
, who is renowned for her iconic American Girl in Italy
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New York City in (mostly) black and white.
A huge collection of photos starting in the 1880s—some beautiful, all fascinating. Previously.
New York artist Ashley Hope
's Ripeness is All
exhibit at the Tilton Gallery
recreates crime scene photographs of murdered women from the 1910s through the 1990s as oil paintings on huge 4' x 6' canvasses. [some nsfw art] [more inside]
A long-lost treasure too toxic to touch:
Construction at New York City's Harlem Community Justice Center recently revealed a room piled high with records documenting the building's former life as an early 20th century prison. They offer a peek into the street life of ca. 1900 NYC and scholars are already interested - there's only one problem: the room also contains decades worth of toxic pigeon droppings. (NY Times - registration required).
Photos (click on the "records rescue" link at the bottom) of the room are available at the great correctionhistory.org which also offers histories and photos of other out-of-the-way corners of NYC like the Hart Island Potter's Field.
I've become addicted to Satan's Laundromat
-- a photoblog based out of Brooklyn that shows NYC daily in all its weird and wonderful glory.
Amazing 9/11 Photographs
From the late photographer, Bill Biggart. (via Fark)
Manhattan and Brooklyn photos.
Ultradio photos of the scene. Too much mental fantasy today. I can't cover up my fear and terror with anger anymore. Back to reality. I'm going to try to not follow any more political topics and threads for a while.