40 Years of Street Photography Chronicled with ‘NYC Streets Then and Now’ Exhibit

Posted on: January 14th, 2016 at 10:17 am by

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Drug bust at 179 Essex St, Photo: Clayton Patterson

Some of New York’s legendary photographers and their accompanying favorite shots will be found together under one roof for a minute. “NYC Streets Then and Now” is set to showcase street photography at its finest, and span the past 40 years. Familiar names such as Martha Cooper and Clayton Patterson will be featured, among others. It’s sponsored by Strictly New York and Illmatic NY, and curated by emerging photographer and video artist Cindy Caroli and Illmatic’s Luis Santana.

Street Photography has always been an essential tool for the documentation of people and its times. Yes, times have changed but many things remain the same. “NYC Streets: Then and Now” brings together some of NYC’s best street photographers. Pioneers of a craft so widely used throughout the world today. The exhibition also showcases the photography of young contemporary street photographers. Each one of these individual has a shared passion, united as one through art. The rich Imagery that varies through many years in New York, who’ve captured the cities diverse culture, It’s history, oppression, style, and life in old and new, New York.

The exhibition opens today and runs through January 21, 6-9pm, at the Salomon Gallery (83 Leonard Street, Tribeca). The opening reception will also hold a Q & A session with the photographers at 8pm. As of right now, the Salomon Gallery website is skint on details, but you can find more specifics on the event’s facebook page.

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