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DailyMail: Street photographer secretly snaps New Yorkers‘ private text messages – capturing heartbreak, bizarre inner thoughts, and life-changing moments in the unfiltered conversations

A street photographer has spent nearly three years secretly capturing images of unassuming New Yorkers‘ text messages, which range from heartbreaking to downright bizarre. Jeff Mermelstein, 63, from Brooklyn, has been using his iPhone to snap photos of strangers‘ cellphone screens on the street since October 2017, documenting both the intimate and mundane details of their private lives through their text messages.

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Museum für Fotografie: Wolfgang Schulz und die Fotoszene um 1980

Das Berliner Museum für Fotografie eröffnet am 16. Juli 2020 die Sonderausstellung „FOTOGRAFIE. Wolfgang Schulz und die Fotoszene um 1980“. Im Mittelpunkt steht das Magazin „FOTOGRAFIE. Zeitschrift internationaler Fotokunst“ und sein Herausgeber Wolfgang Schulz. Anhand von rund 240 Arbeiten von Wolfgang Schulz und anderer Fotograf*innen beleuchtet die Ausstellung eine wichtige Zeit des Umbruchs in der Geschichte der westdeutschen Fotografie.

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CNN: Photographer Jamel Shabazz’s radiant love letter to the New York City subway

The subway system in New York City snakes through each of its five boroughs, connecting residents via hundreds of miles of electrified tracks. Just as passengers have been accustomed to the idiosyncrasies of the Metropolitan Transit Authority (MTA) — including its frequent delays and signal malfunctions — so too have they become familiar with art and performing arts within the trains and stations. In the 1980s, in particular, as street art exploded around the city, the steel train cars became the canvases for graffiti artists.

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ProfiFoto: Jamel Shabazz – City Metro

Nach der Ausstellung City Metro von Jamel Shabazz in der Kölner Galerie Bene Taschen ist jetzt das gleichnamige Buch erschienen. Die 51 Arbeiten, welche seit Anfang der 1980er Jahre entstanden sind, zeigen einen anderen „Big Apple“, jenseits der prestigeträchtigen Avenues und des schillernden Broadways.

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ICP: Book Signing: Jamel Shabazz’s City Metro—POSTPONED

amel Shabazz has long been recognized as one of the leading figures on the New York street photography scene. Born and raised in Red Hook, Brooklyn, he has spent the past four decades documenting the rapidly changing social fabric of New York City. Active humanism drives Shabazz in his imagemaking, as he consistently seeks to show and preserve the city’s many populations, regardless of their age, class, race or occupation, with the New York City transit system serving as the natural backdrop to many of his most iconic images. 

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