Document Journal: Arlene Gottfried photographed the magic and madness of Old New York

A new exhibition, Arlene Gottfried: Retrospective (1950-2017), opening June 29, celebrates the extraordinary woman who stayed true to the city of her birth. Hailing from Coney Island, Gottfried came of age in Crown Heights, Brooklyn during the era of white flight, creating a profound sense of empathy and connection to those who have been systemically marginalized, if not outright erased.

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