Exhibition Review: Music New York

Exhibition Review: Music New York

Anastasia Photo currently is exhibiting online photographs of William Meyers, “Music New York.” Each photo depicts in black and white contrast the nuance of various musicians that parade the city-scape of New York City. Each image reflects the diversity in the culture that surrounds the separate boroughs. For more than two decades, William photographed the New York scene, and the eighteen images on display result from that. From the press release, “New York has always had a rich musical culture. Now, as always, there are a large number of immigrants in the population, and they bring the music of their native lands. Because it is a center of aspiration, talented and ambitious musicians come hoping for careers in opera, musical comedy, classical music, jazz, and all genres of pop.”

William was born in 1938. He is a New York-based photographer often featured in the Wall Street Journal. He has been published in ARTnews and the New York Times.

Busker, 14th Street-Union Square subway station, February 28, 2011. Gelatin Silver Print


Jeanette Lewicki and klezmer musicians, Cafe Moto, Williamsburg, Brooklyn, July 12, 2005. Gelatin Silver Print


Bride dancing, Boat House Cafe, Central Park, October 6, 2010. Gelatin Silver Print


Harlem Day Parade, Adam Clayton Powell, Jr. Boulevard, September 20, 2015. Gelatin Silver Print


Cafe Vivaldi, Greenwich Village, April 23, 2014. Gelatin Silver Print


Phyllis Chen, toy piano, Cobble Hill, Brooklyn, January 30, 2016. Gelatin Silver Print


Metropolitan Greek Chorale, Greek Orthodox Church of the Annunciation, Upper West Side, June 4, 2016. Gelatin Silver Print


Casting call, Midtown hotel, January 27, 2008. Gelatin Silver Print


Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, Naumburg Brandshell, Concert Ground, Central Park, June 28, 2016. Gelatin Silver Print


Renaissance Singers, Central Park, August 7, 2016. Gelatin Silver Print


The show runs from July 28 - September 26, 2020. For more information, check out the website. Prints are also available at Anastasia Photo.