Coney Island

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  • Sid Grossman, Coney Island, 1947-1948, gelatin silver print, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Museum Purchase, 1991.59.1, ©Miriam Grossman Cohen, Courtesy Howard Greenberg Gallery, New York

Sid Grossman was best known as an outspoken founder of the New York Photo League, where he taught courses in documentary photography. Fiercely committed to social causes, he believed that photography should be a moral force in society. Grossman broke away from the documentary traditions while stationed in Panama during World War II, when he experimented with the effects of blur and graininess on the emotional impact of an image. From then on, Grossman used these techniques to convey immediacy and movement.

A Democracy of Images: Photographs from the Smithsonian American Art Museum, 2013
Coney Island
Not on view
sheet: 8 x 9 78 in. (20.325.1 cm.)
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Smithsonian American Art Museum

Museum Purchase

Mediums Description
gelatin silver print
  • Recreation – sport and play
  • Landscape – New York
  • Landscape – New York – Coney Island
  • Figure female
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