Many works of art, literature and music have been dedicated to the city that never sleeps. One may think it’s all just romanticism, but the city does deserve its many names. New York keeps changing and evolving over the years, but it remains a city of hope and progress whether in the face of loss or triumph. It’s why people all over the world fly across the Atlantic, testing their identities and limits — if you can make it here, you can make it anywhere.
Take a walk and revisit each decade with this gallery.
1890s: New York on its way to ‘progressivism’
1900s: The richest and most populous state
1910s: A continuous development
1920s: The American dream factory
1930s: Surviving the Great Depression
1940s: A victory to be celebrated
1950s: A decade of restoration
1960s: Culture in flux
1970s: Another 10 years of economic descent
1980s: Big Apple back on its feet
1990s: Steadfast urban development
2000s: An ode to The World Trade Center Twin Towers
2010s: Still the center of the world
All images were rightfully used under the Creative Commons license and public domain, retrieved from Wikimedia and Flickr Commons.
Portrait photographer Brock Sanders has always been interested in film photography since a very young age. He experimented with the Diana F+, and speaks of the way using a different camera and ratio changed the shooting process + tips for new photographers.
Robert Herman has been a street photographer since his student time at New York University in the late 1970's. Back then, he started to capture New York, the city's beautiful diversity of people, reflections and unique coincidental moments on rolls and rolls of analogue film.
Olivia Locher, pop daredevil/ conceptual fine art photography photographer shares with us details of her new photo book "I Fought The Law". All photographs for this article were taken at the opening of her very first solo exhibition at Steven Kasher Gallery in New York City. Congratulations, Olivia!
Alessandro Casagrande is one-of-a-kind photographer who embarked on this photographic journey when he got his very first camera from his father. He has been taking photos ever since, and his photographs will help you see the world from a whole new perspective.
Nancy Rexroth's wonderful photo series, Iowa, was re-edited in 2017 for the joy of photography lovers and followers. Step inside to see more of her notably nostalgic work with the dreamy, Diana camera.
He is young, motivated and eager to show his inspiring work to the world. His name is Joshua Aronson, and you will enjoy seeing the world through his lens. Joshua picked up a camera at a young age and instantly fell in love with analog photography.
With the aim to understand the growing urban landscape of the 70's, photographer Gordon Matta-Clark was set on studying architectural trends in New York through photography. The famous Anarchitecture series is now on display in Paris.