BERENICE ABBOTT AT THE HOWARD GREENBERG GALLERY

I had the chance to see work by Berenice Abbott at the Howard Greenberg Gallery this week.  It is always interesting to see how photographers captured New York decades ago, and how the City itself has changed.  These are two images that I especially liked.  On December 20, 1934, Berenice Abbott photographed "The Night View."  She chose the shortest day of the year to make the exposure, knowing that between 4:30 and 5:00 pm, most workers would still be in their office with the lights on, providing maximum illumination for the image.   The second photograph shows 7th Avenue, looking south.  The exhibition featuring her work will go through April 12th.  

The Night View, 1934

The Night View, 1934

Seventh Avenue, 1935

Seventh Avenue, 1935