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Title Sunrise on Brighton Beach
Collection Jacob Mann photographs
Photographer Mann, Jacob
Image ID 2010.008.2
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Date 2009
Description My photography is a study of "geometry" in life around us, finding images where visual composition adds its own content to the subject matter.

My goal is to show familiar objects in a new light creating images that emphasize harmony, rhythm and balance in geometry of lines and shapes.

I find my subjects on the streets of New York - New York landmarks, museums and ordinary places like playgrounds and amusement parks.

In my playground pictures I see the playgrounds as places from fairy tales within a dark and preoccupied adult world, places full of beauty surrounded by urban grit.
The Coney Island amusement park is still there but not for long. I wanted to save it's feel of sheer Americana - sometimes funny but often touching- for our children.
Place Names Brighton Beach (New York, N.Y.)
Brooklyn (New York, N.Y.)
Subject Headings Playgrounds
Swings
Sunrises & sunsets
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