New York in the 80s – The apocalyptic photographs of Steven Siegel

2016-03-25 // photography

In line with the street photography of Thomas Hoepker, today here are the pictures of Steven Siegel, an American photographer who captured the New York from the 1980s in very raw images, almost apocalyptic. Through his beautiful photographs focused on brownfields, wastelands and abandoned places, Steven Siegel reveals a time when New York City was much more dangerous, risky, dirty and chaotic, but also offered a sense of wide-openness and freedom, which according to him was lost after 9/11. You can find all the photographs of Steven Siegel on his Flickr account, and I also highly recommend you this series about the New York subway in the 1970s/1980s.

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Images © Steven Siegel / source

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