Eugene de Salignac (1861-1943) served as photographer for the New York City Department of Bridges/Plant and Structures for the first three decades of the 20th century. His tens of thousands of striking images of New York’s bridges, buildings, roads, and subways document the emergence of the modern city, while at the same time providing a unique aesthetic vision of the built environment and the people who created it. New York Rises: Photographs by Eugene de Salignac features 50 rarely seen vintage photographs drawn from the collections of the Municipal Archives.
New York Rises: Photographs by Eugene de Salignac is accompanied by a book of the same name with images from the Collections of the New York City Department of Records/Municipal Archives and essays by Michael Lorenzini and Kevin Moore (Aperture, 2007). You can order the book in the Museum's online shop.
New York Rises is made possible with the generous support of the Marlene Nathan Meyerson Family Foundation. Support for New York Rises is provided by the New York Council for the Humanities, a state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities. Any views, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed in the exhibition do not necessarily represent those of the National Endowment for the Humanities. Presented in collaboration with The Aperture Foundation and The Municipal Archives.
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