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Artist Name:

Berenice Abbott

Nationality & Life Dates:

American, 1898–1991

Title:

Nightview, NY, 1932

Date:

1932, printed 1974

Medium:

Gelatin silver print

Dimensions:

13 1/8 x 10 1/4 inches

Credit Line:

Purchase with funds from a friend of the Museum

Accession Number:

74.58

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.



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