Eugene de Salignac Exhibition
Manhattan Bridge, 1922, Eugene de Salignac
Manhattan Bridge – Centennial Exhibition 1909 – 2009
January 22–February 28, 2009
Keith de Lellis Gallery
1045 Madison Avenue, #2
New York, New York
212 327 1482
From 1906 to 1934, municipal worker Eugene de Salignac took thousands of incredible photos of Manhattan as the city was reborn as a modern metropolis. Through his remarkable images, he documented the creation of the city’s urban structure and infrastructure that make New York the metropolitan capital it is today. Although, his striking photos have been used as illustrations in films and books, little credit was given to the man behind them. However, in 2007 in collaboration with New York City Municipal Archives and senior photographer Michael Lorenzini, Aperture published the book New York Rises: Photographs by Eugene de Salignac, celebrating his incredible work.
Now on view at Keith de Lellis Gallery is an exclusive selection of some of his vintage cyanotype prints. These images of towering bridges, soaring buildings, trains, buses and boats lyrically portray the remarkable transformation of New York City into a modern-day metropolis.
Also available from Aperture, a limited edition platinum print of the Brooklyn Bridge from 1914.