Brooklyn Bridge, Water and Dock Streets, Brooklyn, from the series "Changing New York"

Brooklyn Bridge, Water and Dock Streets, Brooklyn, from the series "Changing New York"

In 1921, Berenice Abbott left New York to study sculpture in Paris. There she worked as an assistant to Surrealist photographer Man Ray, and eventually opened her own photography studio. Upon returning to New York in 1929, Abbott was fascinated by how the city had changed. Subsequently, she began documenting the industrial innovations that altered the city skyline. In 1935, the U.S. government's Works Progress Administration sponsored Abbott to continue her photo project.

Berenice Abbott (1898 - 1991)
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Transfer from General Services Administration through Evander Childs High School
1936
UNITED STATES
gelatin silver print mounted on paperboard
45.70 X 36.60 cm
© Smithsonian American Art Museum


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