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Gallery of Constructing Worlds: Photography and Architecture in the Modern Age - 6

Berenice Abbott Night view, New York City, 1932 © Berenice Abbott, Courtesy of Ron Kurtz and Howard Greenberg Gallery, New York. Image Courtesy of Barbican Art Gallery

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Luigi Ghirri Cemetery of San Cataldo, Modena; the ossuary in winter, 1986 Courtesy of the Luigi Ghirri Estate and Matthew Marks Gallery, New York © 2014 Eredi Luigi Ghirri. Image Courtesy of Barbican Art Gallery

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Constructing Worlds: Photography and Architecture in the Modern Age

Julius Shulman Case Study House #22, 1960 (Architect: Pierre Koenig) © J. Paul Getty Trust. Used with permission. Julius Shulman Photography Archive, Research Library at the Getty Research Institute (2004.R.10). Image Courtesy of Barbican Art Gallery

In 1929, Berenice Abbott traveled to New York City after having spent eight years in Europe. In her absence, countless 19th-century buildings had been razed to make way for skyscrapers. She decided to stay in the country and document the changing face of the city. By 1940, the photographer had completed "Changing New York," an invaluable historical testimony of a life in Manhattan that has disappeared.

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Lucien Hervé High Court of Justice, Chandigarh, 1955 Photograph by Lucien Hervé. The Getty Research Institute, Los Angeles (2002.R.41). © J. Paul Getty Trust With permission from Fondation Le Corbusier, Paris and Judith Elkan Hervé. © 2014 DACS. Image Courtesy of Barbican Art Gallery