Nationality & Life Dates:
Nightview, NY, 1932
1932, printed 1974
Gelatin silver print
13 1/8 x 10 1/4 inches
Purchase with funds from a friend of the Museum
On View - Stent Family Wing, Skyway Level, Gallery 401
After nearly a decade abroad, Berenice Abbott returned to New York in 1929 to find a modern metropolis greatly changed from the largely nineteenth-century city she had left eight years before. Abbott fervently photographed New York's architecture and inhabitants, supporting herself through teaching and commercial commissions. In 1935 the Federal Arts Project funded her "Changing New York" documentary endeavor, for which more than 300 photographs—including this striking nighttime view—were produced.