Up until the late 20th century the Bowery was a notorious place of cheap hotels and bars–New York’s infamous skid row, where the city’s down-and-out found each other and made do the best they could. Inspired by Lionel Rogosin’s classic 1956 film On the Bowery, Edward Grazda‘s On The Bowery shows the weathered life and times he encountered on the Bowery in 1971. Perhaps the grittiest part of the city in those years, Grazda captured all the sorrow, hardship, and general bad luck upon the faces of those who called the Bowery their home. The unfiltered and barrierless street view...
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