Invisible City

Ken Schles documented 1980’s Bohemian New York in a series of black and white images taken while living in an East village tenement. They first came to light in the much lauded ‘Invisible City’ published in 1988 and were exhibited at MoMA.
Mostly taken at night the images speak to a twilight world reminiscent of Brassai’s Paris after dark though less polished and grittier in feel.

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