WORK: Marvin Newman’s vivid photographs of 1950s New York

In the 1950s, photographer Marvin E. Newman began documenting his native New York City. His images captured the energy and vibrancy of New York in the decade following World War Two – its busy streets, bright lights and famous yellow taxis.

Newman graduated with a degree in photography from Chicago’s Institute of Design in 1952 and went on to enjoy a successful photographic career.

A new monograph from Taschen brings together 170 of his pictures from the 1940s to the early 1980s and is the first major retrospective of the 89-year-old’s work.

The book is arranged chronologically and accompanied by an essay from critic Lyle Rexer. It’s a long overdue celebration of the photographer’s work and a vivid portrait of 1950s America.

Marvin E. Newman is published by Taschen. The signed edition is priced at £400 and you can order copies here.