New York City has been a playground for street photographers since the earliest days of the medium. The city thrives because people are forced to live so much of their lives on the streets, rather than tucked away in their homes, and a number of well-known photographers have made names for themselves wandering the five boroughs with a camera in hand.
“NYC Streets Then and Now,” which is currently on view at Salomon Arts Gallery, gathers the work of 12 avid New York street photographers whose images span the past 40 years.
Work from pioneering photographers such as Janette Beckman, Martha Cooper, and Robert Herman are presented alongside more contemporary artists like Jessica Lehman and Aymann Ismail. The show will be on view through January 23.
Saloman Arts Gallery is located on 83 Leonard St., 4th Fl., and will be open 2-5 p.m. on Thursday and Friday with extended hours until 7 p.m. on Saturday.