September 11, 2018

Manhattan in the Late 1970s Through a Spanish Photographer's Lens

Born 1949 in Badalona, Barcelona, Spanish photographer Manel Armengol studied Journalism at CIC Barcelona and started working as a freelance journalist for various newspapers and magazines at Barcelona and Madrid in 1971.

Armengol has been traveling many countries all over the world and took a lot of fascinating pictures. His main genres included architecture, documentary, flora, landscape, still-life, poesy... These color photos he documented daily life of Manhattan in 1978 that defined the face of New York in the late 1970s.

Cyclist, Manhattan, 1978

Financial District, Manhattan, 1978

Financial District, Manhattan, 1978

Financial District, Manhattan, 1978

Frozen car, Manhattan, 1978

Girl promoting "New Camel Lights", Manhattan, 1978

Hobbies, Central Park, Manhattan, 1978

In Washington Square Park, Manhattan, 1978

Kenworth truck in front of "Canal Street General Store", Manhattan, 1978

Loisaida Community, Lower East Side, Manhattan, 1978

Lower Manhattan, Manhattan, 1978

Lower Manhattan, Manhattan, 1978

Lower Manhattan, Manhattan, 1978

Mac-Cars, Manhattan, 1978

Manhattan at a distance, Manhattan, 1978

Manhattan skyline from Staten Island, Manhattan, 1978

Manhattan street scenes, 1978

Moon Light, St. Mark's Place, Manhattan, 1978

Motorcycle, Manhattan, 1978

Motorcycles, Manhattan, 1978

New York architectures, Manhattan, 1978

New York architectures, Manhattan, 1978

New York architectures, Manhattan, 1978

New York architectures, Manhattan, 1978

NYC Cabs, Manhattan, 1978

Old people in Central Park enjoying the sun, Manhattan, 1978

Parking, Manhattan, 1978

Red car, Manhattan, 1978

Rush hour in Financial District, Manhattan, 1978

Snow in Washington Square Park, Manhattan, 1978

Snowy day in Manhattan, 1978

Snowy street and paintings, Manhattan, 1978

Sportsmen in Central Park, Manhattan, 1978

St. Mark's Place and 2nd. Ave, Manhattan, 1978

St. Mark's Place, Manhattan, 1978

St. Mark's Place, Manhattan, 1978

Subway entrance, Manhattan, 1978

Sunset in Midtown Manhattan, Manhattan, 1978

Sunset, Manhattan, 1978

Sunset, Manhattan, 1978

The Empire State Building from Downtown, Manhattan, 1978

Twin Towers and light, Manhattan, 1978

Wounded man, Manhattan, 1978

A man in 174st. Subway Station, Manhattan, 1978

A very cold day, Manhattan, 1978

American Express Travel Service, Manhattan, 1978

At Little Italy, Manhattan, 1978

At Washington Square Park, Manhattan, 1978

Blues in St. Mark's Place, Manhattan, 1978

Boys playing basketball, Manhattan, 1978

Boys playing basketball, Manhattan, 1978

Building and cars, Manhattan, 1978

Captured photographer, Manhattan, 1978

Car at the Club, Manhattan, 1978

Circle Gallery Ltd., Manhattan, 1978

(Photos © Manel Armengol)




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