Sunday Salons

Alice Austen was one of the earliest street photographers, capturing a record life on the streets of Manhattan at the turn of the century. Get up close and personal with today's great street photographers in this new series of talks led by the museum’s curator, Paul Moakley. Each guest photographer will discuss their work and process, and hold an informal conversation about using the street as an open studio. $15/$12 museum members. Limited to 20 participants.


Upcoming talks 

Meryl Meisler | June 10, 2018

Meryl Meisler has spent decades documenting the street life of New York City, especially LGBT nightlife, the NYC disco scene, and Jewish culture and identity. Meryl also spent 31 years as a NYC Public School Art Teacher. Her work is in the permanent collections of the American Jewish Congress, AT&T, Bibliothèque Nationale de France, the Brooklyn Historical Society, Columbia University, Emory University, Islip Art Museum, and the Library of Congress.

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Previous talks

Jill Freedman

October 16, 2016 

Legendary documentary street photographer Jill Freedman and her candid photos of NYC in black and white.


Sacha Lecca

November 20, 2016

Deputy Photo Editor at Rolling Stone, Sacha Lecca, who photographs the raw energy of NYC’s underground music scene.


Ruddy Roye

January 8, 2017

Photographer Ruddy Roye uses portraiture and social media to collaborate with and document subjects on a variety of issues dealing with race and economic disparity.


Peter van Agtmael

May 21, 2017

Magnum photographer Peter van Agtmael discussed work from his latest book Buzzing at the Sill, a personal story about coming home from years of covering war in Iraq and Afghanistan and trying to understand his experiences and his country. The work is a stew of reflections on war, memory, militarism, identity, race, class, family, surrealism, and the landscape.


Andre D. Wagner

November 21, 2017

Chronicler of the nuances of daily life in the 21st century.


Jeff Mermelstein

December 10, 2017

Quixotic NYC street photographer with an eye for the bizarre.

  • Man in a 3 Piece Suit Dancing Within the Circle at a Wedding Rockville Centre, NY March 1976