Three Photography Shows in New York City

Publisher: 
The Wall Street Journal
Date: 
July 22, 2016
The Empire State Building no longer dominates the skyline the way it did in 1952 when Larry Silver shot “34th Street.” It towers over the other buildings on the street, a distant emblem of technical achievement, but it is not the point of focus in Mr. Silver’s picture—that is a man in the right foreground sitting on a step with his head hanging down, possibly asleep and certainly forlorn. “34th Street” is the first of 45 black-and-white photos by Mr. Silver up at the Historical Society; the photographer, born in the Bronx in 1934, was already coming into his own with the help of friends he had made in the Photo League and, like them, concentrated on the quotidian. Read more…
Creative: Tronvig Group