New York School of Photography

The New York School of Photography was an amalgamation of 'a loosely defined group of photographers who lived and worked in New York City in the 1930s, 1940s and 1950s'. Jane Livingston, author of 'The New York School: Photographs 1936–1963' (1992) sees the motifs for the Union in the conviction that photography in particular could be used to understand the conditions of the working class through a multitude of pictures and exhibition spaces To improve background information on watching movies and immigration from or staying in Europe. The New York School of Photography shared a number of influences, aesthetic assumptions, themes, and stylistic features, according to Livingston. Her work was shaped by humanism, a persistent style, photojournalistic techniques, the influence of 'film noir' and the photographers Lewis HINE, Walker EVANS and Henri CARTIER-BRESSON. The 'Photo League' was considered to be the predecessor, hence the personnel overlaps.

Key Photographers

Livingston selects as key exponents of the New York school of photography 

Diane ARBUS, Richard AVEDON, Alexey BRODOVITCH, Ted CRONER, Bruce DAVIDSON, Don DONAGHY, Louis FAURER, Robert FRANK, Sid GROSSMAN, William KLEIN, Saul LEITER, Leon LEVISTEIN, Helen LEVITT, Lisette MODEL, David VESTAL, and WEEGEE.

Other photographers said to be associated with the New York school are Ian CONNER, Morris ENGEL, Harold FEINSTEIN, Ernst HAAS, Arthur LEIPZIG, Ruth ORKIN, Walter ROSENBLUM, Louis STETTNER, Garry WINOGRAND, and Max YAVNO.

Photo books by New York School of Photography Exponents

  • ARBUS, Diane
    AVEDON, Richard
    BRODOVITCH, Alexey
    CONNER, Ian
    CRONER, Ted
    DAVIDSON, Bruce
    DONAGHY, Don
    ENGEL, Morris
    FAURER, Louis
    FEINSTEIN, Harold
    FRANK, Robert
    GROSSMAN, Sid
    HAAS, Ernst
    KLEIN, William
    LEIPZIG, Arthur
    LEITER, Saul
    LEVINSTEIN, Leon
    LEVITT, Helen
    MODEL, Lisette
    ORKIN, Ruth
    ROSENBLUM, Walter
    STETTNER, Louis
    VESTAL, David
    WEEGEE
    WINOGRAND, Garry
    YAVNO, Max

'Die Amerikaner' is the German edition of this work that looked at the Americans from a new perspective and which revolutionized the aesthetics of the photo book. It was first published in 2008, on the occasion of the anniversary of the French original.
from 120,00 €
HC with dust jacket, 18,5 x 24 x 2,5 cm. (9,5 x 7 in.), 142 pp, 120 b/w duotone ills., English
29,95 € *
This photo volume set 'Seven Stories' by Robert FRANK is a collection of small volumes that represents a new stage in his practice. As always, his photographs and stories relate to life and milieu: houses in Mabou and New York or trips to China and Spain.
298,00 € *
'In Color' by Bruce DAVIDSON presents his personal selection from his lesser-known color archive. These images date back 56 years and represent the photographer's color career from various fields such as magazines & commercial projects as well as fashion.
78,00 € *
DVD (PAL), 82 min., 16:9, English with German subtitles
17,80 € *
re-edit, HC with dust jacket, as issued, 21 x 27 x 2 cm., 168 pp., highly illustrated, text language: English
40,00 € *
2nd printrun, slipcased set of 2 linen bound HCs, each with dust jacket, 20 x 20 x 2 cm., 388 pp., b/w ills., text language: English
0,00 € *
'Contacts' is a collection of William KLEIN’s famous contact sheets. The most important works of this great artist have been chosen and printed from these contact sheets, which can be either detached and framed or kept in their original form in the book.
29,80 € *
HC with dust jacket, 25 x 20 x 1 cm., 48 pp., b/w ills., text language: English
30,00 € *