Michael Lorenzini

Michael Lorenzini, Operations Manager, NYC Dept. of Records and Information Services: Michael has worked for the agency since 1997 as a photographer, archivist, and the Deputy Director/Curator of Photography at the New York City Municipal Archives. In 1999 he discovered the work of Eugene de Salignac, photographer for the NYC Dept. of Bridges from 1906 to 1934. His resulting book, New York Rises, was published by Aperture in 2007 and won the New York Society Library’s New York Book Award. This is the 4th exhibit he has co-curated for Photoville.

Current Exhibitions Featuring Michael Lorenzini

100 Years of WNYC

Brooklyn Bridge Park – Emily Warren Roebling Plaza
 coming soon

This multimedia installation celebrates the one-hundred-year history of WNYC – beginning as New York City’s Municipal Broadcasting Station in 1924 and continuing as the City’s beloved public radio station today.

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Archive Exhibitions Featuring Michael Lorenzini

NYC Work and Working: Photographs from the WPA Federal Writers’ Project

Brooklyn Bridge Park – Emily Warren Roebling Plaza
 archive : 2018

The Municipal Archives presents an exhibition drawn from a collection of more than 5,000 photographs taken or collected by the New York City Unit of the Federal Writers’ and Art Projects of the Works Progress Administration (WPA).

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Living in the City: An Inside Look at Four Decades of Changing Housing in New York City

Brooklyn Bridge Park – Emily Warren Roebling Plaza
 archive : 2017

New York City is constantly changing. Cycles of growth, decay, and renewal have altered the bricks and mortar of its physical environment and the humans who live here. “Living in the City” vividly illustrates how the housing landscape in New York City changed during the four decades from 1961 to 2001.

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