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Guide to the Edwin Martin Photograph Collection
 PR 96

New-York Historical Society
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© 2011 New-York Historical Society

Collection processed by by Holly Hinman

This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit on August 16, 2013
Description is in English.

Biographical Note

Edwin Martin was born in 1943, and educated at Florida State University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and Indiana University. He worked as a news photographer in the mid-1980s, and served as the photo editor for the Newark Star-Ledger from 1999-2000. During the late 1990s, Martin taught in the Department of Journalism and Mass Media at Rutgers University. In addition, Martin was Curator of Photography at the North Carolina State University Visual Arts Center from 1990-1993.

Martin's photographic projects include "Postergirls," photos of public posters, "The Readers," photographs concerning the nature and activity of reading, and "Mud Show," which documents traveling circus shows. His proximity to New York City in the 1990s allowed him to focus on two different portfolios of photographs: "NYNY," and "NY Metier," which both highlight street vendors, storefronts, and street life.