The “Fearless Girl” statue is officially becoming a permanent fixture in Manhattan’s Financial District. By the end of 2018, artist Kristen Visbal’s bronze sculpture will be relocated to face the New York Stock Exchange, only a few blocks away from its current location at the tip of a pedestrian island on Broadway.
“Fearless Girl” was intended as a temporary installation when it was unveiled for International Women’s Day in 2016. It shows a young, defiant girl with her hands on her hips and currently stands facing Arturo Di Modica’s “Charging Bull,” the famous, 7,000-pound monument to Wall Street’s resilience. The financial firm State Street Global Advisors (SSGA) commissioned “Fearless Girl” as part of a … Read the rest
Secreted away in the heart of Manhattan’s Chinatown is a small, peculiar street. Whilst most of the city is laid out in a uniform grid system, this tiny, one block long street is unusual in that it has a sharp, angled bend in the middle of it. On a map, it is marked down as Doyers Street, but in old New York parlance, it had a much more chilling name – Bloody Angle.… Read the rest
Martin Parr, Henri Cartier Bresson, David Alan Harvey, Susan Meiselas, Alec Soth, Jim Goldberg, Bruce Davidson.
When it comes to photography it’s hard to draw up a more impressive shopping list of names.
USA. New York City. 1951. A new face for the new world. Photo by Dennis Stock.
USA. New York City. 1956. Wall Street. Photo by Leonard Freed.
But they are just some of the legends past and present to join the ranks of Magnum Photos, and now in their 70th year the collective is celebrating its history and just how far it has come. In an exhibition – Early Magnum: On & In New York – Magnum looks back at the city that shaped it, a chance to take stock and reflect on … Read the rest