Photographer Interviews

Telling New York City’s Story Through Photos

January 3, 2017

By David Walker

© Joseph Michael Lopez

“Lower Manhattan,” 2016, from Joseph Michael Lopez’s commission to photograph what curators saw as New York City’s five major challenges: housing, transportation, employment, diversity and the environment.

In celebration of a $97 million renovation completed last June, the Museum of the City of New York recently opened “New York at Its Core,” a sweeping exhibition about the city’s past, present and future. Among the displays in the exhibit’s three galleries is a portfolio of 100 new images by photographer Joseph Michael Lopez, who spent six months photographing...

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