A Bygone Technology Of Large Metropolis Life

PhotoToday Mr. Stein’s photographs provide a record of the everyday pageantry of 1940s New York and Paris between the wars, portrayals of a bygone era of big city life.
PhotoIn New York City, Mr. Stein once again explored a new metropolis, documenting Little Italy, Chinatown, African-American life in Harlem and Jewish communities in Brooklyn.
Although Mr. Stein spoke impeccable French, he couldn’t practice law in the French system either.
Similarly, with Le Corbusier, the two spoke so long that Mr. Stein took the architect’s portrait only as he was leaving the shoot.
That deathbed declaration was also the title of Fred Stein’s only book, featuring images taken along Fifth Avenue, which was published posthumously.

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