The Archives

March 17, 2011 -

This month marks the 4th anniversary of this website. Almost 100 photo essays have been published here since March 2007, including nearly 1000 photographs. These photo essays range across all five boroughs of New York City, telling the stories of dozens of neglected neighborhoods and endangered buildings. With a 100th photo essay approaching, several new pages have been created to help faciliate viewing this body of work, including a new Archives page, which lists each photo essay from 2007 to 2011. Other recently created pages include an Exhibits page, presenting a list of past exhibits, lectures and presentations, and a Press page, providing an overview of the interviews, reviews and publications that have featured these photographs. Each photo essay is also categorized by borough, year and subject in the sidebar to the right. Any other creative ideas for ways to organize this growing archive would be greatly appreciated!


  1. I would love to see them classified by type of structure. Like residential, commercial, industrial, etc. But, I'm not sure Blogger is conducive to that and I sure don't mind looking through them all to find the type I'm most interested in (residential, I love the bungalows)!

  2. One way to do that would be to include more tags for each essay, including a tag for things like "bungalow" or "powerhouse" or "squat," etc... wouldn't be too difficult...

  3. WOW! Time flies! Congrats on the four year anniversary of this kick ass project! I can't wait to see how your photo work and your creative work in general develops in next four years! Cheers to that!