Portfolio – Berenice Abbott’s New York, 1930s

Berenice Abbott (1898-1991) was an american photographer. She became well-known with her photographs of New York City in the 1930s, which were presented as a serie called “Changing New York (1935-1939)”

The serie conrresponds to the grand project she received to document New York City with the Federal Art Project (FAP), a depression-era government program for unemployed artists and workers in related fields such as advertising, graphic design, illustration, photofinishing, and publishing. In 1939, 97 of the 302 photographs she took were presented in a book in advance of the World’s Fair in Flushing Meadow NY.

Since February the 21th, a retrospective is on display in the Jeu de Paume in Paris.


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