New York Changing

Posted on January 4, 2005 Under Books

Did you ever wonder what it would be like to take a picture of an urban place, and come back 60 years later to take another one and place them side by side and see the result? Douglas Levere has done just that and he calls it New York Changing. New York Changing is a photographic record of the changes in landscape in New York City. Guided by Berenice Abbott's 1930's project Changing New York, Levere revisited neighborhoods and former storefronts, documenting the evolution of the metropolis known for constantly reinventing itself. The outcome is really wonderful, like the above set of Herald Square in 1936 and 1997 respectively. Look carefully to see the difference. Levere also has a book out now called “New York Changing: Revisiting Berenice Abbott’s New York” with 170 more side by side photographs and commentary.