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

January 15, 2014

“The Central Park Five” 1989

ken-burns-central-park-5-matt-weberThis is one of sixteen photos I took which were included in the recent documentary by Ken Burns and his daughter Sarah.

“The Central Park Five” was about the kids who were framed to take the fall for the rape and severe beating of a woman in Central Park back in 1989. Big story, and this image was a surprise to say the least…

©Matt Weber


  1. Oh wow. Great picture and great documentary. Saw it during the DOC NYC in 2012. Fascinating story.

    Comment by observations of a canary — January 15, 2014 @ 11:40 am

  2. Historical attributes aside, this is a stunning photo, Matt!

    I loved it before I even read the headline. Regardless, there’s no denying the historical significance of the headline takes the photo to a whole new level.

    I too watched the documentary on PBS this past year. This photo captures the mood of the experience very well.

    Comment by greg — January 16, 2014 @ 7:30 am

  3. Thanks and thanks!!

    Comment by Matt Weber — January 17, 2014 @ 12:22 pm

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