Jürgen Becker's New York of 1972, Rediscovered

German photographer Jürgen Becker once visited New York for a two-month reading tour in North America, and through his friend Max Frisch, he got to stay in an apartment of a university professor.

With his Rollei 35, which was once produced in a facility in Braunschweig, Becker explored and documented the city space, as if taking 'daily walks through the city in a kind of visual diary".

Jürgen Becker, aus der Serie New York 1972, 1972 © Jürgen Becker und SPRUNGTURM Verlag, Köln;

Photography has helped Becker represent his ideas apart from writing, thus his own means of narrative and perception, calling them 'stories of seeing' with conceptual consistency. The New York photographs were supposed to appear as a published photo book with Suhrkamp Publishing House, but came no longer interested.

Rediscovered by his own son Boris Becker in an attic, the documented photographs of early 70's New York resurface for public viewing as well as in celebration of the photographer's 85th birthday.

Jürgen Becker. New York 1972 at the Museum für Photographie Braunschweig on August 11. The show will end on September 24.

Jürgen Becker, aus der Serie New York 1972, 1972 © Jürgen Becker und SPRUNGTURM Verlag, Köln;

Images are from the press kit.

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