Wednesday, 11 February 2009

Photographer: Berenice Abbott

One of the most famous night images that I have seen was taken by Berenice Abbott.

Berenice Abbott (1898-1991) was an American photographer, most famous for her photography of New York architecture during the 1930's that dominated her artistc career.

Photograph by Berenice Abbott, Nightview, New York, 1932

Taken in December 1932 from the top of the Empire State building, the view looks North over New York conveying the essence of the vibrant city. In the foreground you can see the now demolished, 6th Avenue El sliced by the street that has become Broadway.

Abbott was not a dedicated night photographer, but it just so happens that one of her most famous images was taken at night.

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