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Photoville and The New York Times presents: On the Street with Bill Cunningham

  • Artists Proof Gallery 1533 Wisconsin Avenue Northwest Washington, DC, 20007 United States (map)

Curated by
Meaghan Looram

This exhibition originated and premiered at Photoville, NYC's largest photographic village and festival which celebrated its fifth year on the waterfront of Brooklyn Bridge Park on September 21-25, 2016.

About the Artist:
Bill Cunningham was a constant presence on the streets of New York for nearly 50 years. A staff photographer for The New York Times, he was first a designer of women’s hats before moving on to writing about fashion for Women’s Wear Daily and the Chicago Tribune. Bill began taking candid photographs on the streets of New York City, and his work drew the attention of The New York Times with a 1978 picture of Greta Garbo in an unguarded moment. Bill cultivated his own fashion signature, dressing in a uniform of black sneakers and a blue work man’s jacket, his only accessory a camera. He travelled throughout Manhattan by bicycle.