Eyes on New York

19 Jul 2018 2018 CONTAINER

The New York City Street Photography Collective presents, “Eyes on New York City,” a visual survey of candid life in the public spaces of New York City

Featuring: Aaron Bunge, Cat Byrnes, Chris Voss, Eric Hsu, Frank Mulatri, Jonathan Higbee, Jon Walker, Jorge Garcia, Josh Ethan Johnson, Kaladah Halliday, Laura Fontaine, Mark Beckenbach, Mathias Wasik, Matt Anderson, Rex Kandhai, Salim Hasbini, Sean Colello, Sebastian Siadecki, Steven Davis, Victor Llorente, Youngjae Lim, Zach Cabanas

Presented by

NYC Street Photography Collective

Curated by

Jorge Garcia


The goal of this exhibition is to highlight the work and personal visions of the emerging street photographers in The New York City Street Photography Collective, while simultaneously providing viewers with a glimpse of candid, unaltered scenes of life in New York City as it happens every day. The work speaks to the diversity of New York City and its inhabitants, and explores the many ways in which people and things occupy public spaces, as well as the power of photography to capture the extraordinary and improbable in the seemingly mundane and quotidian moments that typically fly by us every day without notice.


Over the last several years, the genre of street photography—candid photographs of life in public places—has experienced a resurgence, aided by the proliferation of image sharing via social media and the easy availability of small, capable digital cameras. The New York City Street Photography Collective (NYC-SPC) formed in 2015 as a casual meet-up group for those interested in the genre, and has since expanded into a 22-member 501(c)3 non-profit collective of active and committed street photographers. NYC-SPC members are a diverse group of artists from all over the US and several other countries, all currently living and practicing in the New York City area.

The goals of NYC-SPC are to explore the art of street photography and to share with others, at once tying into the long tradition of street photography in New York City and forging new paths with our work in the unpredictable world of 2018. To date, we have published a biannual zine now in its eighth edition and have had members’ work featured on several websites including Gothamist, Konbini, Vice, The New York Times, New York Magazine, Creative Boom, and The Guardian.

This exhibition is made possible with donations by fans of the NYC Street Photography Collective, our members, and the generous support from LTI / Lightside Photographic Services.

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