Tuesday, April 7

The City Lost and Found: Capturing New York, Chicago, and Los Angeles, 1960–1980

‘Untitled, Subway, New York’ (1980) - Bruce Davidson
"The American city of the 1960s and 1970s experienced seismic physical changes and social transformations, from urban decay and political protests to massive highways that threatened vibrant neighborhoods. Nowhere was this sense of crisis more evident than in the country’s three largest cities: New York, Chicago, and Los Angeles. Yet in this climate of uncertainty and upheaval, the streets and neighborhoods of these cities offered places where a host of different actors—photographers, artists, filmmakers, planners, and activists—could transform these conditions of crisis into opportunities for civic discourse and creative expression. The City Lost and Found is the first exhibition to explore this seminal period through the emergence of new photographic and cinematic practices that reached from the art world to the pages of Life magazine."
New City
amazon: The City Lost and Found
WSJ: A Tale of Three Cities