A Disappearing NYC Film
A Film By Christopher Ming Ryan
Director of Photography: Evan Fairbanks
All photos by Stephen Harmon © All rights reserved
Music Licensed by Art List
Special Thanks: Wheelhouse Communications
In the 1960's when Stephen Harmon saw Walker Evan's 1931 photograph of Saratoga Springs' Main Street he said to himself, "Nothing will ever look like this again and thank God that guy took that photo and I'm going to be that guy who takes those photos."
It required moving to the Upper West Side in 1978 for Harmon to find a neighborhood on the cusp of change to gather the motivation. Thank God he took these photographs of Mom and Pop stores gone by and of the people of the Upper West Side that according to Steve, "walked around like they owned the place."
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