Berenice Abbott can be considered the photographer of New York City. A revolutionary documentary photographer, Abbott moved to New York in 1918 to study sculpture. While in New York, Abbott met Marcel Duchamp and Man Ray, two of the founders of the Dada movement.
Moving on to Europe in the 1920s, Abbott worked from 1925 to 1929 as a photographic assistant to May Ray in Paris. Through her work printing Man Ray’s photographs, Abbott herself discovered her talent as a photographer. In 1926 Abbott had her first solo exhibition in the Parisian gallery, Le Sacre du Printemps.
Upon Abbott’s return to New York in 1929, she moved away from portrait photography to documentary photography akin to Atget’s images, using the city as her subject.
Palazzo delle Paure
Piazza XX Settembre, 22, 23900 Lecco LC, Italy
April 20, 2019 to September 08, 2019