New York Photo Review
NYPR Archives - 2010

Homer Page

The Homer Page exhibition now at the Howard Greenberg Gallery is sure to bring long overdue appreciation of this pioneering street photographer who worked primarily in the 1940s and 50s. These 38 vintage black and white photographs from 1949, which Page took while funded by a Guggenheim grant, reveals his eye for the poetry of the street: he shows candid portraits of New Yorkers immersed in their own world, many on their way to work, some just watching the world go by, and most seemingly oblivious to a man pointing a camera in their direction. As a documentary photographer, Page showed his interest in revealing how people lived and related to each other. His images capture the energy of post-war New York City, with advertising signs and women’s fashions and hairstyles revealing indicators of an emerging culture.

Homer Page

Howard Greenberg
41 E 57th St. 14th Fl
Midtown         Map

212 334 0010

Friday, January 8 to
Saturday, February 20, 2010