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Berenice Abbott Photographs

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These are re-strikes of photographs from the collection of the New York Public Library. They are from an essay "Changing New York", photographed in 1935 to 1939. In the winter of 1968-69, I lived with Berenice Abbott in Blanchard, Maine. I went there to make prints for her two exhbits; at the MOMA, and the Smithsonian. She only began to make a living from her print sales after those two shows. I don't take credit for that, but my contribution didn’t hurt her reputation. I worked under her close supervision, and she turned me into a master printer, she being, arguably, the greatest silver print maker of the century. That’s heady company, with Paul Strand, Adams, and many more excellent printers. I know her work intimately, and am a great admirer. We were friends until her death. I have her portrait of Atget on my wall. I’m somewhat of an expert at restoring photographs, having restored the most important photograph in Canadian history, the Fathers of Confederation. I believe that historic photographs should be restored to the standard of the time in which they were made, rather than allowing them to be seen as flawed, which they were not. Berenice was not just a documentary photographer, but an accomplished artist. Working with her, I learned how much she controlled the expression in her prints. The expression was very important to her, although she would say that it was always the subject, and expression looks after itself. Keep in mind that her presentation of the subject was from her own vast experience of photography, art, and life, all filtered through her mind and heart. This is not generally known. She knew that every photograph was an abstract, surrealist object. She lived among surrealist artists in Paris. May Ray was a surrealist, and Berenice knew she did not want to imitate him. He was much more into himself than Berenice was into herself. She was grounded in the reality of what photography was all about. When she saw Atget’s work, there was a “flash of recognition”. She recognized that Atget knew the photograph was an abstract surrealist object, for him, related to the scenes he loved in Paris. Many thought Atget was a “primitif”. John Szarkowski disproved that! These prints are offered in a form that is as true as possible to her vision.

Lionel F Stevenson - Blossom Restaurant
 

Blossom Restaurant by Lionel F Stevenson

Lionel F Stevenson - McSorleys
 

McSorleys by Lionel F Stevenson

Lionel F Stevenson - Columbus Circle
 

Columbus Circle by Lionel F Stevenson

Lionel F Stevenson - Fifth Avenue Nos 4 6 8
 

Fifth Avenue Nos 4 6 8 by Lionel F Stevenson

Lionel F Stevenson - 204 West 13th Street
 

204 West 13th Street by Lionel F Stevenson

Lionel F Stevenson - Manhattan Bridge
 

Manhattan Bridge by Lionel F Stevenson

Lionel F Stevenson - Warehouse #1
 

Warehouse #1 by Lionel F Stevenson

Lionel F Stevenson - Tri-boro Barber School
 

Tri-boro Barber School by Lionel F Stevenson

Lionel F Stevenson - McSorleys #2
 

McSorleys #2 by Lionel F Stevenson

Lionel F Stevenson - Looking South
 

Looking South by Lionel F Stevenson

Lionel F Stevenson - Herald Square #1
 

Herald Square #1 by Lionel F Stevenson

Lionel F Stevenson - Dept of Docks
 

Dept of Docks by Lionel F Stevenson

Lionel F Stevenson - Country Store
 

Country Store by Lionel F Stevenson

Lionel F Stevenson - Talman Street #2
 

Talman Street #2 by Lionel F Stevenson

Lionel F Stevenson - Talman Street #1
 

Talman Street #1 by Lionel F Stevenson

Lionel F Stevenson - Penn Station #2
 

Penn Station #2 by Lionel F Stevenson

Lionel F Stevenson - Penn Station #1
 

Penn Station #1 by Lionel F Stevenson

Lionel F Stevenson - Minetta Street
 

Minetta Street by Lionel F Stevenson

Lionel F Stevenson - Healys Antiques
 

Healys Antiques by Lionel F Stevenson

Lionel F Stevenson - Theatre Interior
 

Theatre Interior by Lionel F Stevenson

Lionel F Stevenson - Stanton Street
 

Stanton Street by Lionel F Stevenson

Lionel F Stevenson - Shelter
 

Shelter by Lionel F Stevenson

Lionel F Stevenson - Rope Store Berenice Abbott
 

Rope Store Berenice Abbott by Lionel F Stevenson

Lionel F Stevenson - DePeyster
 

DePeyster by Lionel F Stevenson

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