Exhibition Details


Location: Norton Photography Gallery
Dates: May 27, 2007
to September 2, 2007

Overview

New York City exerts a powerful hold on the American imagination. The site of triumph and tragedy, home to the fabulously wealthy and the desperately poor, boasting modern technology and historical tradition, New York represents the contradictions inherent in our national identity. As such, it has always posed an irresistible challenge to photographers, notably those who came to be known as the "New York School." On the Street brings together a lively group of 60 black-and-white images of the city's street life seen through the lenses of 18 New York School photographers from the 1910s through the 1960s - such as Diane Arbus, Weegee, Lisette Model, Helen Levitt, William Klein, and Garry Winogrand - from the collection of the Center for Creative Photography.

Times Square, New York City, Louis Faurer, 1947