A window on a long-gone New York
22-years-old at the time, Christopher Morris was working as an intern at photo agency Black Star and was determined to make something of himself as a photographer. According to the agency, the recently rediscovered photographs “provide a window on a long-gone New York, a metropolis that once pulsed with a very different energy—a frenetic, dangerous tone—than one feels in most of the city’s neighborhoods today. But even back then, as Morris’ pictures attest, Gotham remained always fascinating and, at times, disarmingly beautiful place.”
About Christopher Morris
Christopher Morris, based in Paris, was born in California in 1958 and began his career as a documentary conflict photographer working almost exclusively for TIME Magazine, where he has been on contract since 1990. He was credited with redefining political coverage in America during his years working at the White House for TIME Magazine from 2000 to 2009. Simultaneously to his career as a photojournalist, Morris has expanded his work into the fashion world.
All images by Christopher Morris/christophermorrisphotography.com unless otherwise noted.
- Bruce Davidson’s subway series
- Keith Haring’s subway drawings from the early 1980s
- No permission: This photographer enters subway tunnels