Miron Zownir – Press

Vice: Underground Photos From New York’s Seediest Years

In Zownir’s pictures, we see the people who often fall through the cracks from the eye of one who understands the struggle and pays respect in the tradition of Bruce Davidson, Nan Goldin, and Larry Clark. In advance of a presentation of his work by Galerie Bene Taschen during Photo London (May 16-19), Zownir takes us on an incredible journey though the New York underground.

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L’oeil de la Photographie – New York in the 1980s, as seen by three brilliant photographers

This selection of photographs by American photographers Arlene Gottfried, Jamel Shabazz, and German photographer Miron Zownir, focus on the theme of New York in the 1980s. Through black and white, as well as colored photographs, the three photographers provide viewers with insights on the different milieus of the city. Each with their own perspectives of the megapolis, they document the…

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Dazed and Confused Magazine: Photos of Berlin’s freaks and fringe outsiders over 30 years

The underground icon has spent his life giving a platform to those existing on the outside; whether it’s the dangerous, sexual energy of pre-gentrification NYC, or the horrifying plight of Russia’s homeless community, Zownir’s oracular, monochrome stills shift their viewer’s gaze to worlds that go otherwise concealed. It’s a mode that led the late writer Terry Southern to proclaim him the “radical poet of photography”.

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Kölnische Rundschau: Im urbanen Niemandsland

Es schwebt eine große Müdigkeit über der Stadt. Männer, Frauen und Kinder schlafen auf den Sitzgelegenheiten eines Wartesaals der Deutschen Bahn. Ein Bild der Erschöpfung, das Miron Zownir mit seiner Kamera in Berlin einfing. Abgelebt wirkt das Treiben in den Straßen, selbst die schmutzigen Schneereste am Bordstein im Osten der Stadt erzählen von einer trostlosen Realität.