New York City Center

PhotographerEdi Chen
PrizeHonorable Mention
Entry Description

It was a cloudy day on July 15, 2016: New York City Center has existed for centuries on Broadway only a few blocks from Times Square. It is Manhattan’s first performing arts center and is built in a Neo-Moorish style. Ten Islamic arches shape the front doors accented by ten pillars and ten windows. The gray brick stripes the street like a timeline. I stood opposite this facade and set up my camera, at that very moment a woman was walking and talking on the phone right into my picture. I waited until she was positioned in the middle of the door and pressed the shutter. This is one of my many New York images, taken over 366 days, one photo a day. Symmetry was created by black and white and are both active and still, modern and historical, I call them “balance.” They include 228 images of buildings, 51 images

About Photographer

I am passionate about photographing symmetrical images, particularly in architecture, and love to capture that which catches not only my eye but my soul. The best way for me to express this dreamlike, surreal and abstract world was by using black and white photography. I created this portfolio by capturing the impressive and serene details of historical landmarks and unique urban buildings in my daily, year long quest for this one of a kind collection.