Berenice Abbot ,behind a view-camera,early 1900’s. Berenice Abbott (July 17, 1898, Springfield, Ohio – December 9, 1991 Monson, Maine), was an American photographer best known for her black-and-white photography of New York City architecture and urban design of the 1930s.Her work has provided a historical chronicle of many now-destroyed buildings and neighborhoods of Manhattan.Abbott first became involved with photography in 1923, when Man Ray hired her as a darkroom assistant

An entry from smatterings of an aesthetic

Berenice Abbot standing for a portrait, behind a view-camera, circa early 1900 Keystone-France / Getty Images

Portrait of New York 5, Bernice Abbott

New York, New York!

NYC Grand Central Terminal, 1929 — The light doesn’t stream in like this anymore because the buildings around the station are too tall. I Miss NYC and my brother so bad. Being in Grand Central was amazing.

Battery Park (1938) Berenice Abbott

Berenice Abbott Broadway vers Battery Park, New York, 4 mai 1938 Épreuve gélatino-argentique 24 X cm Museum of the City of New York. Museum Purchase with funds from the Mrs. Elon Hooker Acquisition Fund © Berenice Abbott / Commerce Graphics Ltd, Inc.

Berenice Abbott: I like how the buildings in the background are a little faded giving the photo depth.

Brooklyn Bridge, Water and Dock Streets, Brooklyn by Berenice Abbott / American Art