Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Influences: Berenice Abbott

 Berenice Abbott was an enormous influence on me when I was growing up in the 1950's in Brooklyn, NY, as she is to this day.   I have been enamoured of New York City and passionate about photography all my life.  The photographs that Berenice Abbott took of NYC in her lifetime are wonderful records of NYC as well as marvelous photographs.  Abbott's book, Changing New York is a much loved reference of mine. And, through her genius, Abbott brought Atget to light.  Many thanks, Berenice!

 Jefferson Market Court, southwest corner of Sixth Avenue and West 10th Street, looking north from southwest corner of Sixth Avenue and West 9th Street, Manhattan.

Creator: Abbott, Berenice, 1898-1991 -- Photographer

Additional Name(s): Federal Art Project (New York, N.Y.) -- Sponsor

Created Date: October 21, 1935

Medium: Gelatin silver prints

This photograph and information regarding it courtesy of the NY Public Library