Fascinating Black and White Pictures of New York Street Life in the Late 1960s

These pictures were taken by James Jowers, an American street photographer. Jowers began receiving training in photography and darkroom techniques while serving in the United States Army.

While working the night shift as a porter at St. Luke’s Hospital, he would spend his free time during the day roaming the streets of his Lower East Side neighborhood and the rest of Manhattan, capturing a gritty, funny, and idiosyncratic view of the city.

Jowers’ photographs were included as illustrations for articles in The New York Times and Forbes in the 1970s. In 2007 and 2008, George Eastman Museum acquired the photographs and negatives he made between 1964 and 1980.

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SOURCE: https://designyoutrust.com/2021/12/fascinating-black-and-white-pictures-of-new-york-street-life-in-the-late-1960s/

Amazing Photographs Capture Everyday Life in Spanish Harlem in the Mid-1980s

Spanish Harlem, New York’s oldest barrio, is the U.S. mecca where Puerto Ricans first established themselves in the 1940s. One of America’s most vital centers of Latino culture, Spanish Harlem is home to 125,000 people, half of whom are Latino.

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Shot in the mid-to-late 1980s, Joseph Rodriguez’s superb photographs bring us into the core of the neighborhood, capturing a spirit of a people that survives despite the ravages of poverty, and more recently, the threat of gentrification and displacement. In a now-distant landscape littered with abandoned buildings, ominous alleyways, and the plague of addiction, the residents of Spanish Harlem persevered with flamboyant style and gritty self-reliance.

The heart of the work comes from Rodriguez’s intimacy and access. The trust and familiarity he built with his subjects-repeated visits with no camera, then no photographing, then little by little, a peek here, a shot there-allowed him to transcend surface level sheen and exploitation to capture images that reveal the essence of the neighborhood and of the era.

That access paired with a sharp eye for detail and composition, and the practiced and disciplined ability to find the perfect moment, led to the creation of an entirely unique and breathtaking narrative. From idyllic scenes of children playing under the sprinklers on the playground, or performing the Bomba Plena on “Old Timer’s Day,” to shocking images of men shooting up speedballs and children dying of AIDS, Rodriguez reveals a day in the life of the barrio in the 1980s.

Joseph Rodriguez was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York. He began studying photography at the School of Visual Arts and went on to receive an Associate of Applied Science degree at New York City Technical College. He worked in the graphic arts industry before deciding to pursue photography further. In 1985 he graduated with a Photojournalism and Documentary diploma from the International Center of Photography in New York.

Rodriguez went on to work for Black Star photo agency, and print and online news organizations like National Geographic, The New York Times Magazine, Mother Jones, Newsweek, Esquire, Stern, and New America Media. He has received awards and grants from the New York Foundation for the Arts, Artists’ Fellowship, USC Annenberg Institute for Justice and Journalism, the Open Society Institute Justice Media Fellowship and Katrina Media Fellowship, National Endowment for the Arts, the Rockefeller Foundation, Mother Jones International Fund for Documentary Photography, and the Alicia Patterson Fellowship Fund for Investigative Journalism. He has been awarded Pictures of the Year by the National Press Photographers Association and the University of Missouri, in 1990, 1992, 1996 and 2002.




























SOURCE: https://designyoutrust.com/2021/10/amazing-photographs-capture-everyday-life-in-spanish-harlem-in-the-mid-1980s/

Amazing Photos Capture Street Scenes of New York City in the 1990s

At the dawn of the 1990s, New York City was in an unremittingly bleak state. Following two decades of continuous decay, 1990 brought yet another all-time record high in violent crime and to this day, 1990 and the three years that followed remain the most homicide-plagued stretch in the city’s last five decades. The 1990s had quickly positioned itself to become the city’s worst decade yet.

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Yet something unprecedented occurred in the latter half of the decade: The crime rate fell by half and the murder rate by a third, with each year better than the last. By the time the decade was over, New York was a safer place than it had been at any point since the 1960s.

And it showed. By the time the 1990s ended, the city was pulling in 7 million more tourists a year while the city’s population began to grow for the first time in decades.

The 1990s in New York City was an improbable success story on a level seldom seen before. What at first looked like a new nadir for America’s biggest city instead became one of the greatest urban revitalizations in American history.

These amazing photos were taken by Steven Siegel (previously featured) that show what New York City looked like from the 1990s.














































SOURCE: https://designyoutrust.com/2021/10/amazing-photos-capture-street-scenes-of-new-york-city-in-the-1990s/

Amazing Snapshots Capture Street Life in New York City From the Mid-1930s to the End of the 1940s

In the late 1930s, photographer Helen Levitt rode the New York City subway system, first as an apprentice to photographer Walker Evans, then snapping photos of aloof passengers wearing fur coats, flat-brim hats, and antique brooches.

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Yet for the majority of Levitt’s illustrious career (lasting until the 1990s), she ventured out of the underground to document life on Manhattan streets. She captured authentic moments — children playing on the sidewalk or dressing up for Halloween, a group of women gossiping — in neighborhoods including Harlem, the Lower East Side, and the Garment District.

Levitt spoke about her early pictures shot on the streets in the 1930s: “It was a good neighborhood for taking pictures in those days, because that was before television. There was a lot happening. And the older people would be sitting out on the stoops because of the heat. Those neighborhoods were very active.”

The New York Times, in 2009, described her as: “a major photographer of the 20th century who caught fleeting moments of surpassing lyricism, mystery and quiet drama on the streets of her native New York”.


























SOURCE: https://designyoutrust.com/2021/09/amazing-snapshots-capture-street-life-in-new-york-city-from-the-mid-1930s-to-the-end-of-the-1940s/

Still Life in 1960s New York in Beautiful Memorabilia Photographs by Evelyn Hofer

In the 1960s and 70s, German-born photographer Evelyn Hofer (January 21, 1922 – November 2, 2009) pointed her lens at New York City’s people and places. The pictures show us the city, and let New Yorkers know how the rest of the world saw them. You can see these and more photographs in Evelyn Hofer: New York.

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Hotdog stand, 1963, New York

Car park, 1964, New York

Arteries, 1964, New York

View from FDR Drive downtown, 1964, New York

Modern Babylon, 1964, New York

Santo Domingo in New York, 1964

Policeman, 59th Street, 1964, New York

Man on roof, 1981, New York

L train station, New York, 1964

The Bowery, 1963, New York

Three boys at the front door, 1975, New York

SOURCE: https://designyoutrust.com/2021/09/still-life-in-1960s-new-york-in-beautiful-memorabilia-photographs-by-evelyn-hofer/

This Instagram Account Documents a World of Anonymous Street Style in New York

We’ve all seen those “candid” paparazzi shots of celebrities. They know they’re going to be photographed, so they come armed with a strategic (and eye-catching) ensemble, which is often executed by a professional stylist. But the next time you’re wandering around Manhattan and hear the sound of a camera shutter going off, watch out for photographer Johnny Cirillo—because he could be taking your picture, not a celebrity’s.

On his Instagram page, @watchingnewyork, Cirillo enjoys photographing regular, stylish New Yorkers and giving them the paparazzi treatment. No stylists, no glam team: Cirillo likes to document real people with real style.

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SOURCE: https://designyoutrust.com/2021/08/this-instagram-account-documents-a-world-of-anonymous-street-style-in-new-york/

“City Life”: The Superb Contemporary Oil Paintings of Vincent Giarrano

Vincent Giarrano is an American painter and comic book illustrator. His paintings are marked by photographically realistic scenes of a carefully observed sense of place, offering small details of everyday life. Giarrano paintings feature contemporary women, depicting life in New York City.

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SOURCE: https://designyoutrust.com/2021/05/city-life-the-superb-contemporary-oil-paintings-of-vincent-giarrano/

Photographer Captures The Unique And Amazing People Of The New York Subway

Have you ever wanted to be a model? Well, if you live in New York and take the subway, you might become one. New York photographer Andreas, better known as Mr. NYC Subway, asks random strangers on the subway if they would like to model for him and the result is quite amazing.

Simple strangers going to work, for dance practice, or just living their lives become professional models. Andreas’s photos also show the many unique, beautiful, and simply fun people in the world! The pictures inspire you to dress the way you want to and express yourself for who you really are.

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On Andreas’s website, there’s more information about him: “Creativity is the Root of all Good! Mr. NYC Subway is a New York artist whose photography has been published in the New York Times, Yahoo, and NBC New York. With a strong passion for capturing images of the NYC Subway and having worked with some of the most talented creators in New York, Andreas has been able to grow substantial followings on both Instagram (93,000) and TikTok (1.1 million) through his unorthodox imagery.”

“Mr. NYC Subway has exhibited and sold his art all over the United States. His most notable solo exhibits have been in NYC, Art Basel Miami 2019, and San Diego. Mr. NYC Subway is represented by Art Broker Jason Perez who is based out of Miami.

Originally from San Diego (CA), Andreas moved to Manhattan in 2014 with aspirations to find his true calling as an attorney within business law. After several years of living in the Big Apple, Andreas would discover much more about himself than just being a lawyer.”

“Andreas started his artistic journey back in October of 2017 as an effort to change how he viewed his commute. Instead of focusing on all the negative aspects of the NYC Subway, he started to put his attention towards its positive and creative characteristics.

After making this change in perspective, Andreas discovered his passion for photography and bought his first camera. Fast forward to the present day, Andreas is now a professional photographer who captures portraits, street photography, and landscape images which have been sold all over the world.”




































SOURCE: https://designyoutrust.com/2021/04/photographer-captures-the-unique-and-amazing-people-of-the-new-york-subway/

Artist Creates Portraits Of New Yorkers Using Colored Pencils And Pastels

According to Olya Nik: “My name is Olya Nik. I moved to New York from Russia a few years ago and was amazed by the city’s vibe. I was happy to see people of all cultures and descents on the city streets who express themselves with their style so freely that I couldn’t resist making photographs and sketches and then completing the artworks in color at home.

I don’t have formal training in arts. However, I have always been interested in portraiture, and I have been sketching and drawing people and animals since my childhood.

I started posting my drawings on Instagram a year ago when the lockdown happened. A theater where I directed a play at that time was closed, and I had to figure out what I wanted and could do in this situation. Posting my drawings was a solution for me, which attracted attention and people with the same interests.

I have a huge collection of drawings, which I keep posting to my Instagram often with a reference photo. I continue to create new paintings with colored pencils/pastels and watercolor.”

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SOURCE: https://designyoutrust.com/2021/03/artist-creates-portraits-of-new-yorkers-using-colored-pencils-and-pastels/

COVID-19 Vaccine Safety Details

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