Photos from 1960s and 70s NYC

Tuesday, September 02, 2008

New York photographer Oscar Abolafia took over 300,000 photographs that captured the city in the 1960s and 70s. He's worked for 35 years as a photographer for Time, People and Look magazines.


Oscar Abolafia

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Oscar Abolafia


Thank you so much for all your comments. I take great pride in my work and appreciate when people like the results. I have started to put some of my celebrity work online for browsing at I hope you enjoy it.

Apr. 22 2010 05:34 PM
Gavin M. Baker from nyc

to Oscar Abolafia,
as a devoted b&w street photographer of a dozen years, I want to thank you for your heartfelt documentation of our strange and beautiful world; perhaps in these subjective participatory impressions, we may remember how the daily fabric of humanity fits into the bigger picture of society. Thank you!

any chance I could visit and view from the archives? I would consider it a great honor and education, to keep the fire burning.
po, nyc

Sep. 02 2008 01:41 PM
eric j henderson from new york

I spotted a Kodak Brownie Hawkeye in your collection on the slideshow. It's inspiration whenever I see it as it is the only camera I use. [These are from a previous Leonard Lopate show (guest hosted by Alice Rhee)] Did you use it, and if so, for what kinds of photos? Many thanks to you and to Leonard. ejh

Sep. 02 2008 01:17 PM

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