Art: Abbott's New York

Manhattan Island is a stony spine of land occupied by millions of tons of masonry and 8,000,000 souls. To Europe it is a dream, to itself a business, and to the U. S. at large a cultural gold fish bowl. A lot of people this summer are going to see it for the first time. In sober moments they might remember the work of a woman who has devoted herself for ten years to seeing it, and making her camera see it, as material for history.*

Berenice Abbott was one of the first U. S. photographers to conclude that the art of...

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