This Collection Depicts New York Dancers and Early Immigrants

By: Christopher Magsambol - Oct 21, 2015
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This unique collection by French artist JR combines metropolitan photography and early immigration graffiti to celebrate the history of New York City. The London exhibit spans two floors and two distinct collections from the artist.

'Unframed Ellis Island' explores New York's history as an immigrant getaway, with many people arriving in Ellis Island. The mix of photographs, graffiti and black and white illustrations paint different pictures of New York immigrants, many of which echo the immigration crisis currently going on.

Contrast this collection with 'Les Bosquets,' JR's series that features New York City ballet dancers. These uplifting vibrant images are incredibly different from the somber immigration photography. Both collections however are able to display the varying experiences New York City offers to those who live there.