Scenes Unseen:
The Summer of ’78

Designed with Fred Bierman. Photo edited with Fred Bierman, Beth Flynn, and Wayne Kamidoi. Top photograph by Tony Cenicola.

The New York Times
80 lb, white newsprint
A 44-page newspaper photo book of previously unseen photos of NYC Parks circa 1978. These images were the work of eight photographers whose pictures normally ran in The New York Times, but who were idled for nearly three months in 1978 by a strike at the city’s newspapers.

Photographs were paired throughout the section to highlight similarities that resonated across different locations and contexts. This is The New York Times’s first-ever special section in tabloid format.

Read more about the section.
View the project online.