For more than 20 years, the street photographer David Battel has stalked Midtown with a Leica in tow. Most days, he arrives at the height of rush hour and aims his lens at those pounding the pavement, a heterogeneous pool of commuters, tourists, artists, students and scraggly folks who flow into and out of Manhattan.
Mr. Battel moved from Michigan to New York 30 years ago, fascinated by the images of photographers like Garry Winogrand. And Mr. Battel’s photos pay sly homage to Mr. Winogrand: Shot in black and white, they capture solemn men and women who seem to have been transported from an era long gone.
–Andrew Boryga 06/05/2015
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