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Guide to the Ken Ratner Photographs
circa 1992, 2013-2016
 PR 373

New-York Historical Society
170 Central Park West
New York, NY 10024
(212) 873-3400

New-York Historical Society

Collection processed by Larry Weimer

This finding aid was produced using ArchivesSpace on November 30, 2018
Finding aid written in English. using Describing Archives: A Content Standard

Scope and Contents

The collection is comprised of 25 black and white photographs taken by photographer Ken Ratner. The photographs vary somewhat in size, but are in the area of 12 x 8 inches. All of the photographs were taken in New York City.

Most of the photographs capture the play of light and shadows on buildings, streets and steet corners. Pedestrians, either single or in small groups, appear in several photographs, sometimes casting shadows of their own on the city streets. Some of the photographs are portraits, including one of a resident in a homeless shelter, which Ratner referred to as one of his strongest in an email with the donation to N-YHS.

All the photographs were titled, dated and signed by Ratner on the back. All the titles are noted in the container list.


The collection is arranged in chronological order.