Friday, November 7, 2008

Election Night in New York - On the Street with Bill Cunningham

A night on the town to be remembered.  There is no iconic image yet - except for Obama on stage alone in Grant Park Chicago with Michelle and the girls.  There are no sailors in dress whites kissing girls, no adulatory crowds greeting the GI's on the streets of Paris, no flowers in rifle barrels.

But the scene in New York, in Chicago, and in homes across the country - and around the world - was the greatest moment of collective joy I have ever witnessed - and experienced.  The revolution is always a party.  Bill Cunningham, the New York Times fashion photographer was there for it  And he knows style when he sees it.   Here is his photo-essay.

2 comments:

Susan said...

Thanks, George, for posting this! I'd missed it - and I'd missed the excitement - sitting in front of my tv till the wee hours. Wonderful how well Cunningham caputures the excitement....

George Conk said...

Bill Cunningham has a great eye. He has been wandering around New York with his camera for the past 50 years.

We have a neighbor - Susan Sermoneta - who is a fine and prolific photographer who does what Cunningham says he is too shy to do: get up close and personal. Below is a post "Crossing the Street" which links to Susan's Flickr site. Check out susansermoneta.com

If you search for Bill Cunningham in the search box on the NYTimes.com you will get his index page.