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

February 16, 2015

“Harlem Lookout” 1987

I took this picture a few months before taking one of my all time favorites, this one and the one below.

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February 14, 2015

“Alphabet City” 1986

©Matt Weber
"Alphabet City" 1986 urban-blight

January 26, 2015

Jesus

©Matt Weberhomeless-snow-nyc

January 18, 2015

East Harlem 1988

A rather famous display of stuffed animals in an abandoned building uptown…

©Matt WeberStuffedAnimalTenement-1988 copy

December 22, 2014

Rush Hour 2014

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December 11, 2014

“A Carny comes to Coney” 2014

homeless-teenagersThe kid on the right said he was a carny from Texas…

©Matt Weber

November 22, 2014

Eric Smith 1950-2014 R.I.P.

EricHomelessNight-1995 copyThere is a very touching article on how some of the people who knew Eric paid to have him buried properly in Harlem…

©Matt Weber 1995

November 14, 2014

COLUMBUS CIRCLE 1988

 MOTORCYCLE-PARKING-COLUMBUS-CIRCLE©Matt Weber

November 12, 2014

Rachel

RACHEL-1999RACHEL2005 copyScreen Shot 2014-11-12 at 8.48.32 AMI met Rachel on my corner in 1999 and she was just a lost girl “Seeking a Little Kindness”. I gave her a copy of Howl since she said she liked poetry. I bumped into her again six years later and she had grown up a bit and life on the street was starting to show. Still seeking kindness she appeared on the cover of a very powerful photo book a couple of years later, much to my surprise. I saw her again a few years ago with her hair bleached platinum blonde and didn’t take another picture.

©Matt Weber

Self Titled 1990

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©Matt Weber

November 11, 2014

Urban Blight 1988

welfare-hotels-nyc-1980sThere were quite a few welfare hotels around Herald and Greeley Square back in the ’80s and this pictures is one of my better views of what the welfare kids did with their “spare time”

©Matt Weber

October 10, 2014

Untitled 2014

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September 17, 2014

“A Drinking Life”

alcoholism-matt-weberPete Hamill’s book “A Drinking Life” describes old New York’s drinking culture as well as any book ever could…

©Matt Weber 2014

September 4, 2014

42d Street 2014

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August 1, 2014

East 9th Street 1988

lower-east-side-matt-weberIf you were in the vicinity of 9th St & 3d Ave. back in the late 1980’s you may remember this fellow who was usually panhandling on the east side of third Ave…

©Matt Weber

July 9, 2014

Homeless 2014

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