Photography in Society: Then and Now

Ethan Levitas, "Frame 21" from "Photographs in 3 Acts", 2012

Ethan Levitas, "Frame 21" from "Photographs in 3 Acts", 2012

Photography has become more and more prevalent in recent years as people use their cameras on a daily basis and consistently share their images on social media. While there are a lot more images being created these days, our themes and impulses still aren't that far off from the images captured in photography's early days. An exhibition at the New York Public Library, titled "Public Eye: 175 Years of Sharing Photography", shows some of these connections. Through historical and contemporary photographs you can see our desire to capture views of the people, places, and moments in our lives. 

Some of the photographers in the exhibition include Eugene Atget, Dinanda Nooney, Dorothea LangeEsther Bubley, Arne Svenson, and many more. It's a great opportunity to see how photographs have changed and remained the same through all these years.