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07.01.15 Prachi Gupta

Photographer Paul Raphaelson, whose images of urban landscapes have been housed in collections at the Museum of the City of New York and San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, among other places, was the last lensman given access to the Domino Sugar Factory before it was demolished last year. The hulking Brooklyn structure, once the […]

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06.09.15 Prachi Gupta

New Yorkers are very territorial about their space, even when that space is on the side of a curb in front of a vacant lot. That’s what photographer Holger Keifel noticed on bike rides through the Bronx as he saw dozens of “No Parking” signs — unique in design, but singular in message: Stay out […]

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05.11.15 Liam Mathews

The 1990s weren’t even that long ago, and yet these photos of newsstands show just how much things have changed in that time. For the very young who might not know, newsstands were (and are, to much lesser extent) small kiosks on city sidewalks where people could pick up a magazine or a pack of […]

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04.29.15 Prachi Gupta

Photographer Jerome Liebling told the truth through photos, most famously capturing the humanity and brutality of New York from the 1940s onwards. The photographer, filmmaker and educator, who grew up during the Depression in Bensonhurst and served during World War II, inspired a generation of photographers to devote their craft to social causes through his […]

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03.26.15 Liam Mathews

The Daily Mail has some incredible photos taken by legendary street photographer Weegee. The photos are from the International Center for Photography’s archives and will soon be published in a new book called The Weegee Guide To New York, presented side-by-side with recent shots from the same spots. Weegee was a photojournalist who captured gritty […]

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Prachi Gupta

Most photography requires at least a modicum of traveling, even if just to get to an interesting destination, but what’s amazing about Scott Matthews’s photographs is that he can capture the city’s vibrancy and diversity without even leaving his apartment in the Upper West Side. ANIMAL reached out to Matthews after his multiple exposure shots […]

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03.23.15 Liam Mathews

Photographer Erica Simone’s “Nue York” series, where she snaps nude photos of herself guerilla-style doing ordinary stuff around the city, is being published as a book. She’s been doing this for a while (ANIMAL talked to her back in 2011) and published additional photos two years later, but now, to promote the release of the […]

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03.11.15 Prachi Gupta

With technology like Google Street View at our fingertips, it’s easy to take a visual catalog of relatively mundane New York City architecture — its doors — for granted. But Roy Colmer’s 3,000 photographs in “Doors, NYC,” aren’t a product of the digital age; they’re a meticulous and demanding undertaking that paint a portrait of […]

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03.09.15 Bucky Turco

It’s hard for a photo of a bridge in New York, now cliched visual shorthand for the city, to seem anything but boring. But Az Jackson managed to make the Manhattan Bridge exciting again. The thirtysomething Sydney-based lensman shot this last fall from Chinatown; it’s one of the finalists in the 12th annual Smithsonian Photo […]

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02.23.15 Aymann Ismail

On Saturday it snowed again in New York. Here are some closeups of what snowflakes looked like in some of the city’s trendiest neighborhoods. ANIMAL documented the various flakes in action using a DSLR I hacked with the Pentax 25mm 1.4 TV lens that’s usually found in 1″ CCTV security cameras. Check out ANIMAL’s previous […]

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