Decades Of NYC - Justin Williams

I have chosen to show you New York City and its Skyline throughout the decades using the medium of photography. I want to show you how much and how little New York City has changed over the decades and also how much New York City has grown over the years. From the 1920's until present day New York City and every decade in-between. 

In this picture we have the Brooklyn Bridge and the New York City Skyline in the year 1925. The Brooklyn Bridge is depicted with the New York City Skyline in the background. This picture features great balance that grabs the viewers attention.
Depicted in this photograph is the view of the Brooklyn Bridge featuring the New York City Skyline in the background during the year 1931. This photograph displays great unity throughout the picture, using the Brooklyn Bridge to sort of guide the viewers eyes to the New York City Skyline in the background.
In this picture we have the New York Harbor, with the view of Lower Manhattan from the Brooklyn Bridge in 1946 depicted. Photographer Esther Bubley did a great job creating balance with the Brooklyn Bridge's wires and using them to highlight the Skyline in the background. There also is excellent contrast in this picture.
In this photograph we have the Brooklyn Bridge spanning the East River as seen from Pier on Manhattan Side in 1956 depicted. Another great example of balance used in the photograph, using the Brooklyn Bridge to highlight the New York City Skyline in the background. The Brooklyn Bridge is also used to emphasize the Skyline in the background.
In this photograph we have an ariel view of the Lincoln Center Site with the New York City Skyline in background in 1965 depicted. I really enjoyed the contrast in this photograph, the arrangement of very tall buildings contrasting with very small buildings helps compose a picture with great visual interest for the viewer.
This picture depicts the State Island Ferry in New York in 1971. In the picture we have many people arriving to New York City with a tiny view of the Skyline in the left of the picture. The picture features rhythm as a design principle and shows regular repetition of elements to create cohesiveness and interest for the viewer.
In this photograph we have a shot of the New York City Skyline featuring the World Trade Center to the left depicted. The photographer Cesar Pelli does a well job of balancing this photo, attracting the viewers eye towards the World Trade Center in the left go the photograph.
This is a photograph by American born photographer Tony Velez and it is a shot of the Empire Store Warehouse in Brooklyn New York and also includes the Brooklyn Bridge to the left. This picture was taken in 1990 and has a lot of contrast to it. The huge warehouse catches most viewers eyes but featuring the Brooklyn Bridge to the left makes this photograph visually interesting.
This photograph depicts a building covered in graffiti featuring the New York City Skyline in the background. This photo was taken on February 12, 2013. This photo has the design principle of movement involved in it. It causes the viewers eyes to move through the photo, leading the attention of the viewer from one aspect of the photo to another.
This is a photograph of present day New York City. This photo depicts a couple hundred people walking around Time Square with massive buildings towering over them. There are a lot of colors going on in this photo which I believe gives a balance to the photograph.
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