Chris Nicols

Chris Nicols has been the audio-visual archivist at the New York City Municipal Archives since the beginning of 2019 and has helped preserve the NYPD surveillance film collection, WNYC Radio and TV collections as well as the Channel L Working Group collection. He holds a Masters degree from NYU and previously worked at Storycorps, the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee and the Miami-Dade College Wolfson Archive. Outside of work, he helps run the NYC local non-profit group XFR Collective and produces original creative works featuring archival footage for screenings around the city. He specializes in digitizing and managing collections of historical and documentary analog moving image material.

Archive Exhibitions Featuring Chris Nicols

NYC Undercover: Post-War Sound and Vision from NYPD Surveillance and WNYC Radio

Brooklyn Bridge Park – Emily Warren Roebling Plaza
 archive : 2023

Surveillance films of individuals and events made by the NYPD in the 1960s and ’70s are matched with vintage audio excerpts from City-owned WNYC radio programs, creating unique and dynamic new content.

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