The poet and photographer Duane Michals is well known for his sequences, series of captioned photographs influenced by surrealism and storytelling. Before revolutionizing photography in the 1960s with this approach, Michals had taken a more classical approach to image, with works of reportage, portraits and urban scenes. Empty New York (1964), his first real series, which depicts the American megacity as a ghost town, is today on view at the DC Moore Gallery in Chelsea.
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