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New York: Portrait of a City (10 photos)

New York: Portrait of a City (10 photos)

 © Library of Congress, Prints & Photographs Division, Detroit Publishing Company Collection. Above: Mulberry Street, 1900.

Reuel Golden, a former executive editor of PDN, has worked with art publisher Benedikt Taschen to produce New York: Portrait of a City. Setting out to be the visual encyclopedia of all things New York, Golden’s book collects hundreds of iconic images from early 1900 to present day. To find out more information about Reuel Golden’s book click here.

Tonight is the opening of the exhibition, featuring images from Golden’s book, at the Levi’s Fall Workshop in New York city. Click here for more info.

 © Jack Delano, Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division. Above: A shot of Lower Manhattan, as seen from a departing ship, 1941.

2010_10_14_New_York_03© Esther Bubley/Courtesy of Esther Bubley Archive. Above: People getting on the Third Avenue elevated train (El) on the East Side of Manhattan, 1951.

2010_10_14_New_York_04© Courtesy of the New York Transit Museum. Above: The main concourse at Grand Central Terminal, 1929.

 © Samuel H. Gottscho/Courtesy of Daniel Wolf, Inc., New York. Above: The opening day of the Empire State Building, 1931.

 © Estate of Evelyn Hofer. Above: A series of highways flowing through the heart of Manhattan’s West Side, 1964.

 © Steve Schapiro. Above: A film still from the classic 1970s movie Taxi Driver, featuring Robert De Niro and the director Martin Scorsese, 1976.

 © Paul Himmel/Courtesy of Keith De Lellis Gallery, New York. Above: Brooklyn Bridge View, 1950.

 © Phillip-Lorca diCorcia/Courtesy of the artist and David Zwirner, New York. Above: Philip-Lorca diCorcia: 42nd Street, 1996.

Estate of William Claxton. Above: Various jazz musicians outside the Metropole Café, the center of traditional jazz in New York, Broadway, 1960.

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