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

March 27, 2015

Lower Manhattan 1986

©Matt WeberWTC-ParkingLot-WestStreet-1986 copy

March 26, 2015

Lower East Side 1985

When I was a kid my parents would take me downtown to buy clothes on Grand St. “A penny saved, a penny earned”.

©Matt Weber


March 25, 2015

Hotel Markwell 1986

©Matt WeberTinPanAlley-Hotel-Markwell-1986 copy

March 24, 2015

Harlem 1985

Taken a few years before the “Gold Rush” on Harlem real estate. These shells were there for pennies and I wish I had seen the potential, but my crystal ball was a bit blurry at the time! ©Matt WeberHarlem-Tenements-Laundromat-1985 copy

March 23, 2015

East 9th Street 1986

This man was often seen panhandling on 9th St. just east of 3d Ave. He never said a word…©Matt WeberRED-Hat-Hobo-EAST-9th-St-1986 copy

March 22, 2015

42d Street AKA The Deuce 1986

©Matt Weber42d-Booths-25¢-Nude-Girls-1986 copy

March 21, 2015


This old bar was right across the street from the Port Authority, and was a colorful place to say the least…©Matt Weber Exchange-BAR-RGB-1986 copy

March 20, 2015

Hello Spring!

This past winter was the coldest one in a long time. I stayed in my room scanning old negatives and considered myself very lucky for the distraction! This picture and the expression on these fellow New Yorkers, sums up the way I feel about winter. Not ready for Florida yet, but I’m getting long in the tooth and my bones don’t deal with 10º weather the way the once did…Good riddance! ©MATT WEBERnyc-winter-2015

March 19, 2015


©Matt WeberAmato-Opera-1985 copy

“Harvey’s Chelsea Restaurant” 1986

This place was a fixture on West 18th St for over a century!

©Matt Weberh

March 18, 2015

“Blue Sky Restaurant” Interborough Rapid Transit Company 1985


March 17, 2015

“Blue Sky” 1985

This is one of my favorite pictures from the early batch of color I have just recently scanned…©Matt Weberold nyc-diner

March 16, 2015

NYC 1986

©Matt WeberREAGAN-HALLOWEEN-1986 copy

DINER 1985

©Matt WeberChinita-Diner-BackDoor-1985 copy

March 15, 2015

“LIDO DINER” New Jersey 1985

Can never get enough old diners…

©Matt WeberLIDO-Diner-1985 copy

March 14, 2015

Brooklyn 1988

©Matt WeberFUNERAL-1988 copy

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