7 February 2018

Capturing NYC’s street life in the 1960s

Intimate moments by Jonathan Brand.

[S]ince 1956, photographer Jonathan Brand has been capturing everyday life on the streets of New York City. His black and white visuals show a side to the city not often seen – family life, street theatre, the human faces who made Manhattan more than just a hustle.

Collected for the first time in Lower East and Upper West from powerHouse, Brand’s striking photographs offer an intimate glimpse into mid-century New York – from its stylish uptown ladies to its boisterous youth. Take a trip back to an unforgettable era with a selection from Brand’s archive below.

Mark Berghash on his bike, taking a break from his painting studio, 1964, shot by Jonathan Brand

Mark Berghash on his bike, taking a break from his painting studio, 1964, shot by Jonathan Brand

Boys on East Houston Street, 1960, shot by Jonathan Brand

Boys on East Houston Street, 1960, shot by Jonathan Brand

Monika in sunglasses, 1963, shot by Jonathan Brand

Monika in sunglasses, 1963, shot by Jonathan Brand

Pontiac Bonneville and its proud owner, 1965, shot by Jonathan Brand

Pontiac Bonneville and its proud owner, 1965, shot by Jonathan Brand

Gallery