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Matt Weber Street Photography

Matt Weber, Former Taxi Driver and New York Street Photographer

The Street Photography of Matt Weber As a former self-described ‘mediocre’ graffiti artist and taxi driver photographing the streets of New York since 1978, Matt Weber has explored countless miles throughout the city and seen a little bit of everything. The subjects in his photographs range from fights to embraces, from the homeless to 5th Avenue, …

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Central Park’s History and Photography – The People’s Park

*All Central Park photographs in this article are for sale here. See this page if you would like to learn more about the best walking and photography routes for Central Park, or see this page to learn more about my guided photography tours of Central Park, day or night. The People’s Park – the History …

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Robert Frank, The Americans

A Foreigner’s Road Trip – Robert Frank’s America

Despite being born in Switzerland, Robert Frank defined and diagnosed America in the ’50s in ways that his contemporaries couldn’t. While his peers were photographing the optimistic and prosperous 50’s post-war United States, Frank’s photography took a stark and much more realistic turn. Frank’s childhood was difficult – in the 1930s, the fear of Hitler …

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The History and Photography of Bruce Davidson, Subway Photographer Extraordinaire

New York City. 1980. Subway. All photographs copyright Bruce Davidson/Magnum While not strictly a New York photographer, Bruce Davidson has created some of the most iconic New York photographs of the 20th century. Born in 1933 near Chicago, Davidson’s subjects have including the Civil Rights Movement in the early ’60s, a Brooklyn gang, Spanish Harlem, circus performers, and …

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