New MCNY photo exhibition is a love letter to NYC

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Pablo Delano, “Dancers of the Dominican Day Parade”, Midtown, 1994-1995. Museum of the City of New York, 20211.15.15.Courtesy of Pablo Delano

A photo installation that captures the essence of New York City will open this month. The Museum of the City of New York will hold a new exhibition “Celebrating the City: Recent Acquisitions from the Joy of Giving Something” on February 18th. About 100 of the more than 1,000 recently donated photographs are on display in this series. East Harlem Museum by Joy of Giving Something, a non-profit organization specializing in photography.

Berenice Abbott, Stanton Street and Orchard Street, 1936. Museum of the City of New York. A gift of joy to give something, Inc., 2020.10.1.

The “Celebrating the City” series features the work of more than 30 creators who are new to the museum’s collection. The highlights of the exhibition include Helen Levitt’s famous street photography, New York people, animals, and momentary depictions of Srivia Placey, as well as photographs of the city of Michael Spano in the 1990s and 2000s.

In this exhibition, photographs by Ilze Bing, Bruce Davidson, Mitch Epstein, Elliott Erwitt, Robert Frank, William Klein, Saul Leiter, Alfred Stieglitz, Rosalind Solomon, Paul Strand, etc. Works by major historical figures are also on display.

Ingemorus, “Llama in Times Square”, 1957. Museum of the City of New York. A gift of joy to give something, Inc., 2020.10.277.Courtesy of Ingemoras Real Estate

Stephen Barker, “Night swimming”, 1993-1994. Museum of the City of New York. A gift of joy to give something, Inc., 2020.10.9. Courtesy of Daniel Cooney Fine Arts, New York, Stephen Barker.


Mitch Epstein, untitled [New York #9], 1996. Museum of the City of New York.Gift of Joy to Give Something, Inc., 2020.10.96, Courtesy of Mitch Epstein

The collection is divided into 10 categories, including photos related to work, shopping, play, gatherings, affection, existence, reflection and construction. All images show the universality of the city and provide museum guests with the opportunity to compare how famous photographers have repeatedly returned to the same subject.

Arthur D. Chapman, East River, New York, 1914. Museum of the City of New York. A gift of joy to give something, Inc., 2020.10.44.

Ken Heyman, “The Last Swimming of Dogs at Central Park Lake in New York,” 1985. Museum of the City of New York. A gift of joy to give something, Inc., 2020.10.94. Courtesy of Ken Hayman’s real estate.

“New York photography is immediately recognizable and helps to celebrate and enhance many stories of the vibrant city that is often overlooked,” said Whitney Donhauser, director of Ronemen Shell at MCNY. ..

“As we continue to break out of the challenges of the COVID pandemic, this magnificent gift from the joy of giving something has dramatically advanced MCNY’s already stellar over 400,000 photograph collections, our beloved city and its. Residents who give us an even greater ability to share stories. “


Rebecca Norris Webb, Brooklyn, New York [From the series, “The Glass Between Us],the year of 2000. Museum of the City of New York.Gift of joy to give something, 2020.10.633, provided by Rebecca Norris Webb

Mitch Epstein, untitled [New York #3], 1995. Museum of the City of New York. A gift of joy to give something, Inc., 2020.10.115.Courtesy of Mitch Epstein

“Celebrating the City” also collects works from the MCNY collection, which represents the museum’s commitment to expressing the diversity of the Museum of the City of New York. The works of Jamel Shabaz, Anne Ron Shoe and Annie Lin show everyday life in Chinatown, and Maximo Colon’s work shows life in the Lower East Side, showing pictures of Pablo Dilano’s Washington Heights. I am.

“JGS is very pleased to be able to donate a significant number of prints from our collection to the Museum of the City of New York. Most of our donations feature New York as the subject, and the photographs remain in New York. It’s a great match to be enjoyed by audiences around the world, “said Jeffrey Hoon, president of Joy of Giving Something, in a statement.

“New York continues to be the subject of photographers around the world, and JGS is proud to support the continuation of its heritage by supporting young artists through a variety of programs. We commend the program and their efforts to preserve and celebrate New York as a vibrant subject for past, present and future photographers. “

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