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Berenice Abbott 

Berenice Abbott 

Born in Springfield, Ohio, Berenice Abbott (1898-1991) came to New York City at the age of 20, then began her career as a photographer during an extended time in Paris, where she worked as an assistant to photographer Man Ray. Returning to New York in 1929, she had her first solo museum exhibition at the Museum of the City of New York in 1934. The Abbott collection consists primarily of her landmark series, Changing New York, created for the Museum under the auspices of the Federal Art Project between 1935 and 1938. It includes the 695 negatives created for the series, along with multiple versions of 307 images printed by the photographer for the finished project. 


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Berenice Abbott 
Queensboro Bridge I
Rockefeller Center from 444 Madison Avenue
DePeyster Statue, Bowling Green
McGraw Hill Building
Immigration Building, Ellis Island
Pennsylvania Station
Canyon: Broadway and Exchange Place
Facade: Alwyn Court
Our Lady of the Rosary
Warehouse, Water and Dock Streets
Union Square
Children's Aid Society Summer Home
Graham and Metropolitan Avenues
Talman Street, nos. 57-61
Traveling Tin Shop
Powers and Olive Streets
Willow Street, No. 131-137
Cropsey Avenue, no. 2442
St. Mark's Church: Statue in Courtyard
Chicken Market
Seventh Avenue Looking North from 35th Street
West Washington Market
Manhattan I
Patchin Place
Herald Square
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