Black and White Street Photographs of New York City by Matt Weber

December 1, 2011

Welcome to my gallery featuring 4 Decades of New York Street Photographs

I want you to enjoy my galleries of street photography without getting lost. There are many different galleries with subjects you can peruse. If you you are interested in Subway photos there are plenty of images which show the NYC subway system in all its "splendor" Maybe you want to see some pictures of Harlem when it was still Harlem.You can leave comments if you feel so inclined. Most images can be purchased as signed  ptints for your collection.  "The Urban Prisoner" (Shown on the left) is my first monograph, published in 2004 by Sanctuary Books. Introduction by Ben Lifson. There are still some copies available for purchase. Please inquire about licensing my images for documentary use. Blu-Ray quality files (or 4K) are available for any project you may be working on…Thanks!

Black & White Photos of New York FOR SALE

E-mail Photographer     ALL PHOTOS ©MATT WEBER

The Urban Prisoner is now available SIGNED!

*NEW BOOK! “Coney Island-Double Vision”

“More Than the Rainbow” Documentary

New York Times “Street Fights!”

Forward Thinking Museum

SLATE.COM…Urban Love!


The Daily Mail UK

“Street Reverb”


REVIEWS: The Urban Prisoner

November 26, 2015

Thanksgiving 1987

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November 25, 2015

Broke Coke 1985

COKE-CocaCola-Button-Northern-1985 copy©Matt Weber

Ground Zero 2015

*GroundZero-Gang-Signs-Deaf-Signs? copy©Matt Weber

November 24, 2015

The Girls of Hell’s Kitchen 1986

hell's-kitchen©Matt Weber

“The Deuce” 2014

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November 23, 2015

The Highline 1985

10thAve-FireChief-Pumps-1985 copy

Almost all of my images are available for documentary use, and also can be purchased as signed prints at very reasonable prices…

©Matt Weber

Summer ’15

Primer look back…

©Matt Weber**Coney-Bikini-Look-Back copy

November 22, 2015

NYC 2015

Primer look back…

©Matt Weber**Primer-Lookback copy

November 21, 2015

Times Sq. “Wide” 1985

*TimesSq-WideAngle-Runner-1985 copyI never liked super wide angle lenses. This was taken with a 20mm 2.8 and I rarely took it with me when I traveled. You can see what was left of the Times Sq. bowling alley, and I wish I had taken a few shots inside when I bowled there. It was like walking back into the 1940’s with the old timers smoking their cigars, and placing bets on the ponies…

©Matt Weber

November 20, 2015

Amsterdam Ave. 1969

This is just a frame from an 8mm film I shot with a friend when I was a kid, but it is like looking into a lost world. The upper west side was. Not worth belaboring the obvious…

©Matt WeberAmsterdamAve-Ruleta-1969

NYC 2015

**6-Hassidic-young-Men copy©Matt Weber

November 19, 2015

“The Little Building that Could” 1986

I really liked that this little building somehow survived the developers, who had attached their sign with a picture of a 34 story tower, proclaiming “1964 Fall Occupancy”. Twenty two years later the little greasy spoon was still serving affordable meals just one block south of Times sq.

©Matt Weber1964-Highrise-1986 copy TimeSq-1964-Highrise-Sign-1986-Cropt

Summer 2015

©Matt Weber*Sub-Sweaty-Shirtless-Man copy

November 18, 2015

UNtitled 2015

I think I’m done trying to shoot cute…

©Matt Weber**TRIANGLE_Hat-8thAve copy

November 17, 2015

“The Strip at Night” 1985

post-8thAve-Night-RGB-1985 copyRemember, you can license this image and almost all of my other photos for documentary use and also purchase signed archival prints from my store:

©Matt Weber

“My Last Roll of Kodachrome” 2008

Progress is hard to swallow sometimes. Even though I’ve shot black & white film for a very long time, once or twice a year I’d shoot a roll of Kodachrome just for posterity’s sake. When Kodak stopped manufacturing K-64 it came as no surprise to anyone, but hurt almost anyone who’d been raised on the stuff. It wasn’t a high contrast “big color” type of film, but it was the closest thing to reality that one could put in a camera. It had a long run and now it lives in our scrapbooks and 8mm home movies from our past…

All Photos © Matt Weber

November 16, 2015

The Parking Ticket

$115 can get almost anyone angry…

©Matt Weber*Ticket-Fight copy

November 14, 2015

NYC 1988

GUN-1988 copy

November 13, 2015

NYC 1985

©Matt Weber8thAve-BAR-RGB-1985 copy

November 12, 2015

Summer ’15

*Coney-Horse-Kite-Couple! copy©Matt Weber

November 11, 2015

NYC 2015

**Soldier-Homeless-SIGN copy22 veterans kill themselves everyday. Only 22% of the veterans are happy with the way the government takes care of their needs.

©Matt Weber

November 10, 2015

Harlem 1988

CrumblingTruck-Harlem-1988 copyI use to think I was going to publish a book called “Crumbling New York”

This might make the cover of another book that I’ll get done, in my dreams…

©Matt Weber

42d Street 1985

Remember, you can license this image and almost all of my other photos for documentary use and also purchase signed archival prints from my store:


©Matt Weber42dSt-PEEP-SHOW-25¢-1985 copy

November 9, 2015

“Hudson Yards” AKA 34th ST. & 11th Ave. 1989

hudson-yard©Matt Weber

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