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The New York Times

Since 1851, the New York Times has been on the ground reporting stories from around the globe that no one else was telling. How we tell those stories has changed, but our mission to seek the truth and help people understand the world has remained constant.

Archive Exhibitions Supported by The New York Times

Olmsted’s Enduring Gift

Litchfield Villa Lawn, Prospect Park
 archive : 2022

Presented by The New York Times

Additional Support by Prospect Park Alliance and NYC Parks

The man behind many of the nation’s beloved public spaces, Frederick Law Olmsted, was born 200 years ago. His creations are more essential to modern American life than ever.

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Ukraine Under Attack: Documenting the Russian Invasion

Brooklyn Bridge Park – Pier 2
 archive : 2022

Presented by The New York Times

New York Times photographers in Ukraine have captured the horrors of war.

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Michelle V. Agins: A Retrospective Of A Pioneering New York Times Photographer

Brooklyn Bridge Park – Pier 1
 archive : 2021

Michelle V. Agins has been a staff photographer for the New York Times for more than 30 years. This retrospective celebrates her work and her ongoing commitment to the photojournalism community.

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Essential, But No Guarantees

Brooklyn Bridge Park – Empire Fulton Ferry Lawn
 archive : 2021

The service industry jobs that keep New York City’s heart ticking took a huge hit during the pandemic, leaving many people struggling. Meet some of those workers.

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Keeping Love Close: What Does Love Look Like? Asian And Asian-American Photographers Respond

Times Square – 42nd St & Broadway
 archive : 2021

What does love look like in a time of anti-Asian hate? Asian and Asian-American photographers respond.

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Single Moms by Choice

Brooklyn Bridge Park – New Dock Street
 archive : 2020

Single Mothers by Choice documents four women as they struggle to get pregnant, navigate the adoption and foster-care systems, and juggle a new life with children—all on their own.

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Sources of Self-Regard: Self-Portraits From Black Photographers Reflecting on America

Brooklyn Bridge Park – New Dock Street
 archive : 2020

In early June, The New York Times asked more than two dozen Black photographers to create self-portraits, whatever that phrase meant to them. This collection of those photos presents an intimate perspective from artists who are motivated by their own reality.

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The Great Empty

Brooklyn Bridge Park – New Dock Street
 archive : 2020

Over the course of a few days in March, The New York Times sent out dozens of photographers around the world to capture images of once-bustling public plazas, beaches, fairgrounds, and more. The photographs tell a similar story: emptiness proliferates like the virus.

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Redefining Representation: The Women of the 116th Congress

Brooklyn Bridge Park – Emily Warren Roebling Plaza
 archive : 2019

The first woman was sworn into Congress in 1917, 128 years after the first U.S. Congress convened. One hundred and two years later, one has become 131—the number of women serving in both chambers of the 116th Congress.

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Ruby Washington: A Trailblazer in Photojournalism

Brooklyn Bridge Park – Emily Warren Roebling Plaza
 archive : 2019

Ruby Washington, the first African-American female staff photographer for The New York Times, passed away in September 2018.

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#ThisIs18

Brooklyn Bridge Park – Emily Warren Roebling Plaza
 archive : 2019

#ThisIs18 aims to capture what life is like for 18-year-old girls across oceans and cultures. The project was shot entirely by other young women, ages 17 to 22.

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Past Tense: DUMBO Before Instagram

Brooklyn Bridge Park – Emily Warren Roebling Plaza
 archive : 2019

Through rarely published photographs from The New York Times’s archive, viewers can travel back in time to experience the streets and buildings of Photoville’s neighborhood, before becoming the DUMBO we see and experience today.

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Past Tense: California

Annenberg Space for Photography
 archive : Photoville LA

Past Tense: California is the first project from the archival storytelling project of The New York Times.

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#THISIS18

Annenberg Space for Photography
 archive : Photoville LA

#ThisIs18 aims to capture what life is like for 18-year-old girls across oceans and cultures. The project was shot entirely by other young women, ages 17 to 22.

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Scenes Unseen: The Summer of ’78

Brooklyn Bridge Park – Emily Warren Roebling Plaza
 archive : 2018

Idled by a newspaper strike in the summer of 1978, eight New York Times staff photographers were enlisted by the New York City parks commissioner to document a summer in the city’s parks.

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Don Hogan Charles

Brooklyn Bridge Park – Emily Warren Roebling Plaza
 archive : 2018

Don Hogan Charles was the first black photographer to be hired by The New York Times, in 1964. In his more than four devades at The Times, Don photographed politicians, celebrities, fashion, food and everyday life in New York City. But he may be best remembered for the work that earne him early acclaim: his photographs of key moments and figures of the civil rights era.

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Carbon’s Casualties: How Climate Change is Upending Life Around the World

Brooklyn Bridge Park – Emily Warren Roebling Plaza
 archive : 2017

Through intimate photographs and dramatic drone footage, Josh Haner explores this pressing reality, bringing to light the life-changing effects of climate change in communities around the globe.

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On the Street with Bill Cunningham

Brooklyn Bridge Park – Emily Warren Roebling Plaza
 archive : 2016

A celebration of the work of the preeminent street photographer Bill Cunningham.

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Scenes From the Ebola Crisis

Brooklyn Bridge Park – Emily Warren Roebling Plaza
 archive : 2015

Daniel Berehulak, a freelance photographer who works mostly for The New York Times, spent four months last year covering the Ebola crisis in Liberia, Sierra Leone, and Guinea. As he covered the story’s full arc, he took few breaks and many precautions.

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Beyond the Finish Line

Brooklyn Bridge Park – Pier 5 Uplands
 archive : 2014

Josh Haner’s assignment was straightforward: spend several weeks or months with one of the victims of the Boston Marathon bombings, and make New York Times readers feel like they are there with him during recovery.

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Tyler Hicks: One Year

Brooklyn Bridge Park – Pier 5 Uplands
 archive : 2013

Over more than a decade in Iraq and Afghanistan, in Somalia and Libya, capturing America’s wars, the Arab Spring and African civil conflict, Tyler Hicks has come to personify combat photography.

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A Decade of War

Brooklyn Bridge Park – Pier 3
 archive : 2012

The New York Times will present a group exhibition that spans from the 9/11 disaster to the present, with emphasis on the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. It aims to show the scope of their toll, both at home and abroad.

The exhibition will include work by photographers Lynsey AddarioStephen CrowleyTyler HicksChang Lee, and Joao Silva among others.

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Archive Sessions and Events Supported by The New York Times

Sep 182021

10 Under 10

Photoville’s 10 Under 10 featuring presentations from The New York Times, Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Abrons Arts Center, Magnum Foundation, Pulitzer Center, Indigenous Photo, United Nations Women, Joseph Rodriguez, The Darkroom Masters, and National Geographic featuring live music from Carnegie Hall’s Lullaby Project.

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Oct 22020

An Evening with The New York Times

New York Times photographers and editors will share highlights from their coverage of some of the year’s most visually compelling stories. Some of the photographers and editors who created Sources of Self-Regard: Self-Portraits From Black Photographers Reflecting on America will discuss their work.

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Sep 142019

An Evening With The New York Times

Featuring: Malin Fezehai, Stephen Hiltner, Walter Thompson-Hernández, Joanna Nikas, Kathy Ryan, Jessica Dimson, Philip Montgomery, Elizabeth Bick, and the work of Don Hogan Charles.

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Sep 132019

This is 18: This Is What Girlhood Looks Like

Meet the women behind #ThisIs18, a New York Times photography project exploring girlhood around the world.

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Apr 282019

Past Tense: California

Past Tense: California is the first project from the archival storytelling project of The New York Times.

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Apr 272019

#Thisis18

Join us for a discussion of #ThisIs18 an exhibition featuring photographs of girls aged 18 around the world.

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Sep 152017

An Evening with The New York Times

Join New York Times photographers and editors as they share highlights from our photographic coverage of some of the year’s most visually powerful stories.

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Sep 172015

Thursday, September 17 – An Evening with The New York Times Lens Blog

Join The New York Times’ Lens blog for a night of projections featuring photographers from around the world. We’ve gone through our archives to curate a selection of some of our favorite work featured on Lens, including photos by Whitney Curtis, Eli Reed, Ernesto Bazan, Nancy Borowick, Phil Knott, Martha Cooper, Joni Sternbach and New York Times staff photographers.

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Sep 122015

@NYTimes Photo Hunt

You’re invited on a photo hunt with the @nytimes Instagram team. On Saturday, Sept. 12, we’ll post a series of clues that will lead you through @Photoville and @brooklynbridgepark. Your task: Find the answers and photograph them. Post your pictures on Instagram with the hashtag #NYTPhotoHunt. We’ll be watching!

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