The City: New York Spot News and Street Photography 1980 -1995 by Andrew Savulich
Social and cultural transition is often hard to gauge. New York in the 1980s and the first half of the '90s was clearly a different place than it is now: the city was more violent, the street stranger, and Times Square still wonderfully sleazy. Andrew Savulich's subject is this perpetually changing metropolis, and his images are a unique mix of spot news and street photography, capturing crime scenes as well as everyday life. The startling immediacy of the moment prevails in his black-andwhite images on which he provides handwritten captions. What at first seems like objective commentary soon reveals Savulich's dry ironic tone, at times bordering on black humor.