See more at instagram.com/billbinzen … In 1968, Grossman Publishers published a book of Bill Binzen’s photographs called Tenth Street, documenting life on one street in lower Manhattan in the 1960s. Bill left many other photographs from that time. Recently, I have been scanning the contact sheets. While properly handled digital renderings from the negatives will emerge in time, I and others in Bill’s family have chosen to share on Instagram some of these pictures from the past now, in admittedly rough form straight from the contact sheets. The project is just getting started (March 18, 2020), so look for more to come. If you are a New Yorker who can identify and describe the precise location of a shot, a person shown, or a relevant memory, we would love to hear you share.
- Nate Binzen (son of Bill)