Down Any Street: Todd Webb and Post-War Photos of New York

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Todd Webb is a lesser-known street photographer but his work is far from forgettable. Webb started documenting the street life in New York after the end of World War II in 1945. He spent a year focusing on people, events, and sights that will soon be just memories of the bustling city. Now, his works are getting the recognition they deserve in two exhibits at the Museum of the City of New York and The Curator Gallery.

© Todd Webb

Down Any Street: Todd Webb’s Postwar New York, 1945-1960 features masterful black and white photographs of a time and place only a few would remember. The display offers a contrasting look into New York and its gleeful state after a long-fought war overseas. Webb was a master of casual photographs -- he mixed up portraiture, street life, architectural shots, and still lifes to create a series of images that bring out the old world charm of the city.

© Todd Webb

Over 100 of Webb’s images are currently on display at the Museum of the City of New York and The Curator Gallery. Included are portraits of his intimate circle of friends including artists like Alfred Stieglitz, Georgia O’Keeffe, Harry Callahan, Berenice Abbott, Helen Levitt and Lisette Model.

A City Seen: Todd Webb's Postwar New York
Museum of the City of New York
1220 Fifth Ave at 103rd St., Open Daily 10am–6pm
April 20 through September 4,2017

Down Any Street: Todd Webb’s Postwar New York, 1945-1960
The Curator Gallery
520 West 23rd Street, New York, NY 10011, (212) 243-1806
April 20 through May 20, 2017


All information used in this article was sourced from the Museum of the City of New York, and The Curator Gallery.

written by cheeo on 2017-05-08 #news #people #exhibit #new-york #todd-webb #down-any-street

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