Female impersonators, midgets, hermaphrodites, tattooed (all over) men, an albino sword swallower, a human pincushion, a Jewish giant: “Characters in a Fairy Tale for Grown Ups” is the way Diane Arbus
New York City blackout 25 hours of mayhem As the sun set on Wednesday, July 13, 1977, a series of lightning strikes on power lines and infrastructure led to a cascade of shutdowns, overloads and failures.
Vanderkam has been working on the project in collaboration with library staff since early 2013. It's entirely a volunteer labor of love, and he says he has "absolutely no idea" how much time he's put it.
Groovy! Welcome to In Focus, a feature where writer Hannah Frishberg profiles some of the great street photographers of New York City's past and present. Brooklyn-based photographer and ex-painter Paul
The New York subway, by Stanley Kubrick Shots by a 17-year-old Kubrick, for 'Look' magazine In 1946, Stanley Kubrick, then aged only 18, took these photographs of the New York Subway and had them published
A look back at one of the first failed preservation efforts in newly preservation-minded 1960s New York. Shortly after New York City's old Metropolitan Opera House opened on Broadway between 39th and the
While visiting New York City, Geneva-based self-taught photographer Alex Teuscher wanted to capture the day-to-day life and fantastic architecture throughout the popular tourist destination. He explored
Jan. 22, 1958: New York’s famous skyline was greatly reduced by fog that was part of a storm that disrupted air, sea and automobile traffic, brought the city’s reservoirs to 85 percent capacity and flooded
Since the 1850s, engineers have been experimenting with powered lighter-than-air flight, essentially balloons with steering and propulsion. Like other early aeronautical experiments, the trial-and-error
Today marks the start of Documerica Week on In Focus -- a new photo essay each day, featuring regions of the U.S. covered by the photographers of the Documerica Project in the early 1970s. The Documerica