Follow London’s transition from Victorian city to modern metropolis through more than 130 images by 50 photographers. To coincide with the exhibit, MCNY also hosts the smaller “City Scenes: Highlights of New York Street Photography,” showcasing 40 shots by shutterbugs such as Jacob Riis, Robert Frank and Nan Goldin.
Photograph: Roger Mayne/Museum of LondonRoger Mayne (b.1929), Boys playing football in Brindley Road, Paddington, 1959
Photograph: Museum of LondonJohn Thomson (1837–1921), Hookey Alf’ of Whitechapel, c.1877
Photograph: Matt Stuart/Museum of LondonMatt Stuart (b.1974), Trafalgar Square, 2006
Photograph: Cara Spencer/Museum of LondonTerry Spencer (1918–2009), On the steps of Eros, Piccadilly Circus, 1969
Photograph: Museum of LondonGeorge Davison Reid (1871–1933), Entrance to Blackfriars Station, Queen Victoria Street, c. 1930
Photograph: Henry Grant Collection/Museum of LondonHenry Grant (1907–2004), Street playground, April 1967
Photograph: Museum of the City of New YorkJacob A. Riis, Bandit's Roost, 59 1/2 Mulberry Street, c. 1888.
Photograph: Museum of the City of New YorkBerenice Abbott, Tempo of the City #1, 1938.
Photograph: Museum of the City of New YorkJohn Albok, Boy reading comics in front of newspaper store, west side of Madison Avenue between 96th and 97th Streets.
Photograph: Museum of the City of New YorkOrville Robertson, Broadway near Spring Street, 1989.
Photograph: Museum of the City of New YorkVincent Cianni, Jump, South 1st Street, Williamsburg, Brooklyn, 1995.
Photograph: Peter Hujar Archive/Matthew Marks Gallery NYCPeter Hujar, DOA Halloween, 1979.
Photograph: Museum of the City of New YorkPaul Strand, Wall Street, 1915.