Elbowing, Out of Town Newstand
This photograph celebrates the great human beings, from legendary artists to everyday residents, that live together in crowded metropolises. Louis Stettner was a skilled street photographer who captured brief moments like this in a timeless and evocative style.
Over a seven-decade career, Louis Stettner’s photography encompassed both the American street style and the French tradition of portraying everyday life. He frequently documented people at work, as well as their commute home, partly as a political act. He turned to color photography later in life, with much of his format and mission remaining the same.
Paris, Bibliothèque Nationale, Retrospective, 2012
This photograph celebrates the great human beings, from legendary artists to everyday residents, that live together in crowded metropolises.More
- Due to the time period in which he was working, Louis considered each print of the work to be a work of art in its own right. Louis did not produce the photographs in editions.