Topic: Manhattan

Granger
The Backstory

Mystery in the Sky: A Legendary Photo (Slowly) Gives Up Its Secrets

A new documentary film — and a previously unpublished image — shed light on one of the most famous, and most widely misinterpreted, photographs of the 20th century: ‘Lunch Atop a Skyscraper.’

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Dawoud Bey
Out There

Harlem Revisited: A New Look at Dawoud Bey’s New York Portraits

Present-day Chicago is not Harlem in 1979. Present-day Harlem isn’t even Harlem in 1979. But at the Art Institute of Chicago’s new exhibition Dawoud Bey: Harlem USA, some things have stayed the same.

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NASA
Out There

Exclusive from NASA: The New Tallest Building in New York City, From Above

The view of New York from the International Space Station evolved today, as the new World Trade tower became the tallest building in the city.

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Mark Lennihan—AP
Closeup

The Best Pictures of the Week, September 2 – September 9

This week; The tribute lights rise above Manhattan on the tenth anniversary of 9/11, images from an Afghanistan observation post, Texas wildfires, North Korea’s special economic zone, hostage rescue in Australia, starvation in Somalia, plane crash kills top Russian ice hockey team, the Ganesh Chaturti Festival, Mexican bodybuilders, and elephant polo.

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Camilo José Vergara
Photo Essay

Twin Towers and the Metropolis: 1970-2011

Photographer Camilo José Vergara writes for LightBox about his photographs of the World Trade Center taken over the past 41 years. Within his images, the Towers’ absence speaks perhaps even more powerfully than their presence.

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Richard Sandler
Profile

Richard Sandler’s 80s: When Greed was Good

New York City street photographer Richard Sandler was handed a Leica in 1977—it all changed from there. His photographs of New York City tapped directly into the pulse of the 80s.

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Edward Keating—Contact for TIME
Photo Essay

To Have and to Hold: Gay Marriages in New York City Begin

Yesterday was the first day same sex couples were allowed to legally marry in the state of New York. TIME sent photographers to each of New York City’s five boroughs to document the harmonious unions taking place throughout the city.

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