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

November 29, 2015

“Homeless and Fearless” 2015

They woke up a homeless man by kicking the box that he was sleeping in and insulting him, and he grabbed a homemade weapon of some sorts and took after the group.

Then I watched the group back down as they realized their joke had gone too far. The last time I saw one guy stand up to this many guys without displaying fear was in 1979…
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November 26, 2015

Thanksgiving 1987

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October 16, 2015

“The Sun Hotel” 1985

Could this have been the same hotel which is now known as the Sunbright Hotel?

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October 9, 2015

Columbus Circle 2015

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August 29, 2015

6th Ave. 2015

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August 23, 2015

“JOE-145” 1989

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August 15, 2015


I’m not looking for a certain type of person when I go out to shoot. Every now and then I take a picture which bothers me to no end. This one may have been best left in a folder, but it does bring up a few questions about mental health and how people are treated in New York, and of course America….©Matt Weberdrug-addict-meth

June 11, 2015

Downtown 1988

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May 27, 2015

Street Kids 1988

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May 24, 2015

Morning on the Bowery 1988

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May 4, 2015

Broome Street 1988

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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

February 14, 2015

“Alphabet City” 1986

This image and most others can be licensed for documentary use and is also available as a signed print…

©Matt Weber
"Alphabet City" 1986 urban-blight

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…

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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



November 12, 2014

Self Titled 1990


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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 30, 2014

Old Globetrotter

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July 9, 2014

Homeless 2014

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