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March 22, 2013

Amazing Photographs Captured New York City's Street Scenes From Between the 1960s and '70s

Photographer Paul McDonough has a knack for catching passing, off-kilter incongruities on the New York City streets. He arrived in the city in 1967 and started taking photographs of unique moments happening around him; the New York City 1968-1972 series is said to be his first as a photographer.

Capturing weirdness on the streets of New York City might seem like an easy feat, but McDonough has a rare ability to capture a confluence of gestures in the exact moment in which a great photograph happens.

Two Women in White Shorts, 1973

Women in Fur Coats, 1974

Two Men on Stand Pipes Watching Parade, 1975

Me and Woman on Crutches, 1973

Hari Krishna and Blind Man, 1973

Three Car Salesmen, 1973

Doorway with Man, Baby in Stroller, and Girl, 1973

Street Corner, East Side, Man with Shopping Bag, 1973

Girl and Woman with Dog Crossing Street, 1973

New York Auto Show, 1978

Three Musicians, 1978

Girl and Woman Touching Horses, 1973

War Museum Display- West Point, 1975

The Roman Room at the Met, 1973

Couple, Central Park Cafe, 1973

Central Park, Boy on Band Shell, 1973

Couple and Pilgrim Statue, 1973

Couple in Central Park, 1969

Central Park Pond - Kids in Tree, 1973

Central Park, Couple with Baby in Newspaper, 1973

Paul McDonough. Courtesy Sasha Wolf Gallery, New York City, via Slate)



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