New York Beyond Manhattan

03.23.2005 | William Meyers | Partisan Art, Photography, Urban Affairs | 4 Comments
The eye never has enough of seeing. —Ecclesiastes 1.9

Outer Boroughs: New York beyond Manhattan continues the tradition — actually the several traditions — of photography in New York City. But whereas my predecessors worked almost entirely in Manhattan, I have been working in the other four boroughs — Bronx, Queens, Brooklyn and Staten Island. Most of my pictures were taken on anonymous streets where the people of the place live and go about their business; they represent the quotidian, not the spectacular; they are the outer boroughs of the spirit as well as of the physical city. My work is not concerned with documentation, the way things look, but with “thusness” — the feel of a place at a particular moment. Each image represents a certain time in a certain part of a certain city where, I have found, even in unlikely neighborhoods there are occasions for beauty.

What beautiful photographs. They are so simple, but the images make an impression. Thank you!
03.22.2005 | H.M.
Hands down the best photos yet to run on The New Partisan. Makes me miss my hometown… Those last three have to be my faves, but not a bad one in the bunch, dun.
03.23.2005 | Jon Blaze
03.24.2005 | tsb
My favorite is the two houses in Riverdale; it reminds me of Italy. A really beautiful shot.
03.28.2005 | RMC

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