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21 Photos That Revive Grimy 1980s New York City

Curbed NY recently profiled street photographer Steven Siegel, who for 30 years has been chasing the "holy grain of humanity" on full blast in New York City's streets and subways. Rubble in Central Harlem. Workers atop the Brooklyn Bridge. Scenes from the world-famous Village Halloween Parade. Some of Siegel's most iconic shots from the 1980s are interspersed between his reflections on the early days of "ruin porn", his irrational attachment to film photography, and why capturing NYC streets will always be unique.

21 throwbacks and Siegel's full interview, over at Curbed NY. >>