Todd Webb’s New York

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Tuesday, May 16, 2017 | 6:30pm – 8:30pm

Following World War II, Detroit-born Navy photographer, Todd Webb moved to New York City and took pictures of the city’s residents, booming waterfront, and rising skyline. Webb’s pictures show a city alive with hope, industry, and peace. But what does it mean to capture the spirit of a city? And why has Webb’s oeuvre faded from public view compared to his peers? A panel of authors and curators examines the world of street photography in the 1940s and 50s — and Webb’s legacy within it. Presented in conjunction with A City Seen: Todd Webb’s Post War New York, 1945-1960. Exhibition opens April 20th and  September 4th, 2017

Sid Kaplan, New York City street photographer and professor at the School of Visual Arts. Daniel Okrent, author of Great Fortune: The Epic of Rockefeller Center (2004); contributor to a forthcoming book on Webb. Julia Van Haaften, independent curator and author of books about photography, including a forthcoming biography of Berenice Abbott.  Sean Corcoran (moderator), Curator of Prints and Photographs, Museum of the City of New York.

Cost: $20 for adults | $15 for seniors, students & educators (with ID) | $10 for Museum members. Includes Museum admission.

Members, to receive your discount, click on the “Buy Tickets” button online, then sign in to your account on the ticketing page. Groups of 10 or more get discounts and priority seating, email or call us at programs@mcny.org or 917-492-3395.
Museum of the City of New York
1220 Fifth Avenue btwn 103rd and 104th Streets
New York, NY 10029
Tel: 212.534.1672
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