GEORGE FORSS is an internationally-known photographer of black and white New York City images. George has had one-person exhibitions at the Brooklyn Museum, The New York Public Library, and the Musée d'Orange in France, among many other venues.
George has photographed New York City extensively since the 1970’s. Early in his career, when George was selling his photographs on a New York City sidewalk, he was discovered by the renowned photographer David Douglas Duncan. In 1984, Duncan produced a book of George's work called New York New York: Masterworks of a Street Peddler, published by McGraw Hill.
For almost ten years during the 1990’s and into the early 2000’s, we worked with George on what we call "The Access Project." Through the gracious help of our clients and friends, we were able to give George access to some of the most spectacular, and occasionally rare, views of New York City. George’s keen eye for the complexities of the New York City skyline, along with this variety of unique locales, created a beautiful body of work.
It addresses both the most iconic and surprising aspects of the city. George finds just as much resonance in the World Trade Center as in water towers, the same beauty in the Concorde as in a grain terminal. George was able to have the city at his fingertips and with that opportunity, he created his own love letter to, and vision of, New York City.
Extensive documentation of his credits and bio is available at the gallery.
George Forss's photographs of New York City have been beautifully printed as silver gelatin prints in a variety of sizes. Please contact us by e-mail or by phone at 718-768-4883 if you are interested in a specific piece and we can let you know its size availability. Custom prints can also be made by George if the photograph is not already available in the desired size.
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