Monday, January 23, 2006

Manhattan map, 2nd semester: Brady, Edison, Riis, Bourke-White, etc.

evening star
Originally uploaded by mihay.
As in most fields, many people of great photographic expertise lived in Manhattan.

* Hudson R, East R, harbor & Atlantic
* boroughs: Manhattan, Bronx, Brooklyn, Queens, Staten Is.
* Central Park, Wall St financial district / WTC / Ground Zero
* Lower east Side / Chinatown / history of poor immigrants
* Harlem
* Columbia U, NYU
* Times Square, Empire State Bldg, Chrysler Bldg.

Other vocab:
* Janus, the twin-headed Roman god
* subsidized - when someone else takes care of your expenses.
* Phi Beta Kappa - honorary society of A+ college students.
* tenements vs. shotgun houses: housing for the urban poor.

World's high-status and most expensive cameras:
* Hasselblad (Swedish)
* Leica (German))
* Nikon (japanese)

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