Happy New Year!
New Year's Eve at Studio 54, Tod Papageorge, Gelatin silver print, 1978
American born (1940) photographer Tod Papageorge began his career in New York City in the 1960s as a street photographer. Winning both the Guggenheim and NEA fellowships twice his work is in the collections of the Museum of Modern Art and the Art Institute of Chicago.
"This ridiculous-seeming activity of walking along the street and lifting up a little camera is so powerful, so complicated, and so resistant to being mastered. If I had a choice between doing that and sitting in an office somewhere... are you kidding?"
ARTINFO: Interview with Tod Papageorge