The Borough of Staten Island in the Lens of Alice Austen and Christine Osinki

2016-08-30

What does a late 19th and early 20th centuries photographer such as Alice Austen and a photographer from the new millennium such as Christine Osinski have in common? They share the penchant for the small details often overlooked in life. Austen was deemed as an inspiring “modern woman” during the Victorian age.

Despite time and distance separating the two, both Osinski and Austen shot the streets of the borough of Staten Island with their own 4 × 5 cameras with the same principles and approaches in mind.

The show In Conversation: The Photographs of Alice Austen and Christine Osinski will kick off at the Alice Austen House in Staten Island, New York, on Sept. 18.

13.19: Alice Austen, [Grandfather trimming Dutchman’s Pipe], May 4, 1891, Courtesy of Alice Austen House.
50.015.5462: Alice Austen, Trude & I Masked, Short Skirts, August 6, 1891, Collection of Historic Richmond Town.
95.9.35: Alice Austen, [Self-Portrait with Bicycle], 1897, Courtesy of Alice Austen House.
Bicycles horizontal: Alice Austen, [Self-Portrait with Bicycle], 1897, Courtesy of Alice Austen House; Christine Osinski, Boy on Bicycle, 1983-1984, ©Christine Osinski; Bicycles vertical: Christine Osinski, Boy on Bicycle, 1983-1984, ©Christine Osinski; Alice Austen, [Self-Portrait with Bicycle], 1897, Courtesy of Alice Austen House.
Boy on Bicycle: Christine Osinski, Boy on Bicycle, 1983-1984, ©Christine Osinski.
Girls with Big Wheels: Christine Osinski, Girls with Big Wheels, 1983-1984, ©Christine Osinski.
Ladder horizontal: Christine Osinski, Men Fixing a House in West Brighton, 1983-1984, ©Christine Osinski; Alice Austen, [Grandfather trimming Dutchman’s Pipe], May 4, 1891, Courtesy of Alice Austen House; Ladder vertical: Alice Austen, [Grandfather trimming Dutchman’s Pipe], May 4, 1891, Courtesy of Alice Austen House; Christine Osinski, Men Fixing a House in West Brighton, 1983-1984, ©Christine Osinski.
Men Fixing a House in West Brighton: Christine Osinski, Men Fixing a House in West Brighton, 1983-1984, ©Christine Osinski.
Two Girls with Matching Outfits: Christine Osinski, Two Girls with Matching Outfits, 1983-1984, ©Christine Osinski.
Ward: Alice Austen, [Violet Ward and Friend], ca.1895, Courtesy of Alice Austen House.

The show will remain open until Dec. 23.


All images used are with permission from the Alice Austen House.

written by lomographymagazine on 2016-08-30 #news #places #street-photography #staten-island #nyc #new-york #black-and-white-photography #documentary-photography #alice-austen #christine-osinski

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