Sunday, September 30, 2012

On the Town with Photographers

It seemed that in the 2000s, photographers became fashionable. One example of this was that they began to appear more frequently in the Sunday New York Times "Evening Hours" page--photos of "bold-faced-named-people" out on the town. The photos were shot by Bill Cunningham, the Times street-fashion photographer, and you'd assume that he'd be acquainted with other photographers and would therefore photograph them at social events. But since he undoubtedly shoots many of these events a week, who appears on the page each week would be a function of the editors' choices. So the fact that more photographers would appear as "bold-faced names" would indicate a perception that they had become a more prominent part of the New York social scene.

Josef Astor January 6, 2008

Tina Barney  February 22, 2009

Cornell Capa October 29, 2000

Chuck Close October 21, 2007

Chuck Close  January 8, 2011

Chuck Close January 16, 2011
Elliott Erwitt  December 5, 2010

Martine Franck  April 11, 2010

Ed Grazda & John T. Hill  September 3, 2006
Gordon Parks September 3, 2000

Cindy Sherman November 6, 2011

Cindy Sherman  November 20, 2011

Lorna Simpson  November 2, 2003

Jeff Wall February 25, 2007

Bruce Weber  June 7, 2009

Andreas Gursky, Ron Galella & Mary Ellen Mark May 20, 2001

Lorna Simpson & James Casebere May 17, 2009