Doyers Street is a single curved street about 200 feet long that leads from Pell Street to Bowery in New York’s Chinatown.
Though the street now consists mostly of hair salons, restaurants, and a post office, it was once known as “Bloody Angle” because of the many murders by local Chinatown gangs in the early 1900s. It’s been said that more murders have taken place on Doyers Street than on any other street in America.
The street lends itself particularly well to gang fights because of its secret passageways and shortcuts – some of which are even still in use today, though not so secret. One unmarked door between two restaurants leads you through a series of underground employment offices and shady-looking storefronts. The hallways are filled with odd signs like “No Spitting” and an advertisement for ‘Metaphysics.’
The strange hallway eventually leads into a bank lobby that faces Chatham Square.
The surrounding blocks are pretty tame compared to the vivid history of Doyers.
Beat the June gloom with some new photographic adventures. With a slew of city-wide street festivals and better weather, we've come up with some fun events this month to keep you inspired. Now, go out and shoot!
Lomography and Nixon are proud to present the worldwide opening of the Surf Challenge 2015 Photo Exhibition in the West Village of New York City. Come join us for drinks, live music, prizes, and stunning photographs taken with Lomography cameras from the 2015 Nixon Surf Challenge.
New York City-based graphic designer Markus Hartel has a passion for street photography. On one of his last strolls through the city, he captured some scenes on the busy streets with the New Russar+ Lens. Read on to learn about his experience photographing with the Russar+ and get insider info on how it is to be a street photographer in the Big Apple.
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Since Lomography launched its new Petzval 58 Bokeh Control Art Lens project on Kickstarter, we've been seeing a variety of pictures, from images of snow monkeys in Japan to behind-the-scenes shots of New York Fashion Week. Many of these pictures were shot with digital cameras, but we've yet to see how the Petzval 58 performs on an analog Canon Rebel camera loaded with black and white, and x-pro film. Join us on a trip through the heart of New York's Chinatown during the Lunar New Year Parade.
Join us for an evening with NYC-based fashion photographer Emily Soto. Concurrent with her exhibition at our Gallery Store, "Petzval Portrats: Bloom," Emily will discuss her work and experience using the New Petzval Art Lens in her work. Gather insight into the creative process of one of New York's favorite photographers. This event will take place on July 9 at 6:00 p.m.
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New York City is the busiest and most populous city in the USA. Home to 8.5 million people, it is a massive melting pot. The city embraces many different cultures, which makes it home to many immigrants, too. Let's take a look at NYC through the lens of the Lomo LC-A!
Scott Brasher is a fashion street photographer based in New York City. His work has been featured on many media outlets while working with brands like Cover Girl, MTV, Reebok, and Target, among many others. But before this, Scott started shooting in the streets of Williamsburg, Brooklyn, capturing its daily urban fashion. Last month, he took the Petzval Lens to the streets of New York to photograph scenes at the famous New York Fashion Week.