Andreas Feininger – Elevated Railroad Structure on the Bowery (1941)


This photograph illustrates the wonder the city holds within a single moment. Feininger captures a dynamic black and white photo of a train moving over a street in New York City. The juxtaposition of the shadows and the sunlight below the railroad tracks create an interesting composition that shows that an instant in New York City contains beauty and tranquility. Through this composition, the photo emphasizes an important aspect of living in New York City – taking a moment to pause within the commotion of the city reveals the wonder the city holds and the peace it can create.

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