By the mid-1970's New York City found itself in deep crisis, with almost half a billion in its debt, the city eventually declared itself bankrupt. That one event itself had plunged the whole city and its people into poverty and dystopia -- especially for the middle class and the working class. More areas were impoverished -- take the Bowery for one -- and crime rate was on high. In 1979, 250 serious crimes were reported in the New York subway system alone, every week.
The subway would soon gain its infamous reputation as the most crime-ridden. The Swiss photographer Willy Spiller had taken the gamble into the train labyrinth, for a chronicle of the subway and the events occurring in it.
We gathered a pool of young photographers to give us their insights on photography, being its future, and other things in this interview series for Lomography's 25th anniversary. This time, we take a look at the portraiture style of New York-based photographer Hailun Ma.
The final chapter of my Chernobyl adventure takes us to Duga III. A super secret Rocket defense system of the CCCP, which was even unknown to most Soviet citizens. But hobby radio enthusiasts all over Europe could hear a strange repetitive knocking sound which originated from Duga III, which was dubbed Woodpecker.
Join us for a big announcement, some exclusive deals and a hands-on demonstration of the new Neptune Convertible Art Lens System! We'll be joined by respected photographers Mitchell Wojcik and Olivia Locher and answering questions from our viewers live on Kickstarter on 25 May at 16:00 EST.
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.
The speed of sound is being studied through three music genres found in the late 20th century. From the late 1960s to today, this show takes us back to the different eras and phases of music history and genre.
LomoAmigo Kevin Wilson is known for his super sharp live music photography, so we asked him to give our new Neptune Convertible Art Lens System a test and let us know how it met his expectations. Here he shares his first impressions and photographs he's taken exploring his home of New York City.