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Aaron Rose's Vintage Photographs of Sunbathers and Swimmers at Coney Island on Exhibit in NYC

For the first time ever, this collection of photographs by Aaron Rose is currently on exhibit at the Museum of the City of New York until August 3, 2014. Won't be at the Big Apple during this time? Don't worry, we've got you covered; get a preview of it right after the jump!

Photo by Aaron Rose via the Museum of the City of New York

Aaron Rose was born in the early ’40s and was a true New Yorker in every sense of the word. He was active in the field of photography for more than 60 years but gained significant attention only in the ’90s.

Now, this exhibit is titled “In a World of their Own: Coney Island Photographs by Aaron Rose” and showcases about 70 “intimate portraits of regular and uninhibited New Yorkers in a world of their own,” according to a press release. Coney Island, of course, is the famed beach in New York. Rose made use of chromogenic color film – then a new and unusual technology – to shoot these photographs. The press release further stated:

“He [Rose] pushed the boundaries of this new process by increasing the speed and grain of the film to make images that would not otherwise be possible. Playing with special chemical processes and color Rose’s photographs capture the heat of the summer, and give them what Aletti has called the ‘burnished glow of a fresh tan’ so reminiscent of a day at the beach.

With the summer just around the corner, these photographs sure make you want to hang out at the nearest beach too, don’t they?

All information in this article were sourced from the Museum of the City of New York via Complex.

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