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Photography at Mid-Century

Louis Faurer captured scenes of raw humanity on New York City’s streets during the 1940s and early 1950s. A successful fashion photographer by profession, Faurer’s most influential work, however, grew out of his daily trips through Times Square. His photographs follow ordinary people and oddball characters alike, often drawing from themes of loneliness and alienation. With a keen sensitivity for his fellow city dwellers, Faurer successfully penetrated the surface of a booming post-war society to explore a rich psychological landscape.

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