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A surrealistic morning commute in the 1952 city

May 4, 2020

Yellow taxis fly by a red bus, and pedestrians in coats as gray as the pavement seem frozen on the sidelines. This is a New York intersection in 1952, and it’s the vision of Ernst Haas, a groundbreaking photographer who blended photojournalism with art.

“His style became known for marrying photojournalism with artistic expression and his work elevated color photography from tourist snapshots into the realm of high art,” wrote Curious.com.

It’s one moment in time in a very different New York. See more of Haas’ stunning photos of the midcentury city here.