‘Briefly Seen: New York Street Life’ is a Different Look at New York City


Cover for Briefly Seen: New York Street LifeWith a wide lens looking upward to the faces of rushed passersby, Briefly Seen: New York Street Life gives readers a different view of those many people walking the streets of one of the busiest cities in the world. Photographer Harvey Stein took photographs of the migratory people of Midtown and Downtown Manhattan from 1974 to 2014.

The images range from views of people rushing to work, to the unfortunate visage of Donald Trump himself. Many of the photographs are blurred, and more than one features the angry face of a person not quite sure why a photographer is sticking a camera in their face. The book is strangely fascinating, though 127 images of the same concept does get a bit tired

Briefly Seen: New York Street Life is available November 28, 2015 from Schiffer Publushing.


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