Gotham City: Contemporary New York In Black And White (PHOTOS)

In the second installment of “Gotham City,“ photographer Timothy Briner captures the fleeting moments and sights that characterize the everyday experience of walking through the streets of New York from the randomness of a paper bag to a man in a wheelchair entering and exiting the dirty, lighted elevator of the West 4th Street subway station in Greenwich Village. Continuing to investigate the gritty side of New York through black and white photography, Briner’s photographs turn the urban detritus that New Yorkers pass by constantly, such as an abandoned box-spring and piles of shiny, plastic garbage bags, turning them into textural and atmospheric studies of the urban environment.

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