Friday, April 3, 2020
The East Village photography of Martin Mahoney
Earlier this year, East Village-based photographer Martin Mahoney invited me to his upcoming group show at Westbeth Gallery, which was to take place March 19 to April 19.
Given the COVID-19 crisis, Westbeth cancelled the show.
Mahoney had planned to show a selection of his photographs. I asked him if I could share some of his work here (find more at his Instagram account) ...
Mahoney moved to the East Village in 1985 from Wexford Town in Ireland.
"While I’ve always had an interest in photography, I’ve lost many pictures of the old neighborhood and it’s characters and regret not taking more of the rapidly disappearing buildings and people who are being replaced with soulless glass boxes," he told me. "So I decided about two years ago to try to capture the essence of what is left of the old neighborhood and preserve it as best I can before it’s lost forever."
... and here's a selection of his black-and-white shots ....