1960s NYC Revealed in Powerful Black & White Photographs
1960s NYC was probably one of the most exciting places to live in, especially if you consider the hippy revolution and all the changes that turned The Big Apple into what it is today. These powerful black and white photographs reveal what NYC was like over half a century ago.
Photographer James Jowers discovered his passion for photography while serving in the Army. He received training on how to work in the darkroom and learned different processing techniques. Throughout the years, he perfected his photography skills and left behind a testament of 1960s NYC – the city and its people.
James Jowers left the Army after finishing his term and got a job as a night shift porter at St. Luke’s Hospital in New York. Having a night shift job allowed the enthusiastic photographer to capture numerous moments which took place in NYC‘s many neighborhoods. Different people of different ethnicity and various faiths make New York the melting pot of the world and 1960s NYC was arguably one of the best times to capture these unique emotions.
He walked around on foot documenting many communities from The Big Apple and took photos of them in their neighborhood, just being themselves. A few years ago, James Jowers decided to donate 400 of his personal prints to the George Eastman House for safekeeping and for the whole world to admire.
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50 of his most powerful photos are now available online for the public eye, portraying NYC’s streets, people and vibe from over 50 years ago! You can find them right here!