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Walker Evans
American, New York City, 1929
Gelatin silver print
5 13/16 x 5 9/16 in.
84.XM.956.10

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Less a photograph of the Brooklyn Bridge than of the view from it, this image shows lower Manhattan just across the East River framed by crisscrossed steel suspension cables. The geometric cage of intersecting lines dissects the financial heart of the city, emphasizing the divide between the two New York City boroughs. Walker Evans's view hints at the separate and uneasy relationship between the two worlds connected by the bridge.