Rudy Burckhardt, Times Square, New York, 1947

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But New York was different. Arriving here in 1935, at age 21, I was quite overwhelmed by its grandeur and ceaseless energy. I felt this was the place where I wanted to stay. The tremendous difference in scale between the soaring buildings and people in the street astonished me, and it took a couple of years before I felt ready to photograph.