Vintage: Coney Island, New York by Stephen Salmieri (1960s)

Vintage: Coney Island, New York by Stephen Salmieri (1960s)


American photographer Stephen Salmieri was born in 1945 in Brooklyn, New York. Working in the tradition of many mid-twentieth-century independent photographers (such as Robert Frank and Lisette Model) who found Coney Island an inspiring subject, Salmieri spent the following six years documenting a decaying area, still full of life. Last summer there was still a limited stretch of concession stands on the Bowery, not much different from the ones in Salmieri’s suite of images. Even though some barkers are now relying on electronic amplification to lure passersby to their games, the original intention remains the same.

Coney Island, New York (1960s) © Stephen Salmieri

Coney Island, New York (1960s) © Stephen Salmieri

Coney Island, New York (1960s) © Stephen Salmieri

Coney Island, New York (1960s) © Stephen Salmieri

Coney Island, New York (1960s) © Stephen Salmieri

Coney Island, New York (1960s) © Stephen Salmieri

Coney Island, New York (1960s) © Stephen Salmieri

Coney Island, New York (1960s) © Stephen Salmieri

Coney Island, New York (1960s) © Stephen Salmieri

Coney Island, New York (1960s) © Stephen Salmieri

Coney Island, New York (1960s) © Stephen Salmieri

Coney Island, New York (1960s) © Stephen Salmieri

Coney Island, New York (1960s) © Stephen Salmieri

Coney Island, New York (1960s) © Stephen Salmieri

Coney Island, New York (1960s) © Stephen Salmieri

Coney Island, New York (1960s) © Stephen Salmieri

Coney Island, New York (1960s) © Stephen Salmieri

Coney Island, New York (1960s) © Stephen Salmieri

Coney Island, New York (1960s) © Stephen Salmieri

Coney Island, New York (1960s) © Stephen Salmieri

Coney Island, New York (1960s) © Stephen Salmieri

Coney Island, New York (1960s) © Stephen Salmieri

Coney Island, New York (1960s) © Stephen Salmieri

Coney Island, New York (1960s) © Stephen Salmieri

Coney Island, New York (1960s) © Stephen Salmieri

Coney Island, New York (1960s) © Stephen Salmieri

Coney Island, New York (1960s) © Stephen Salmieri

Coney Island, New York (1960s) © Stephen Salmieri

Coney Island, New York (1960s) © Stephen Salmieri

Coney Island, New York (1960s) © Stephen Salmieri

Coney Island, New York (1960s) © Stephen Salmieri

Coney Island, New York (1960s) © Stephen Salmieri

Coney Island, New York (1960s) © Stephen Salmieri

Coney Island, New York (1960s) © Stephen Salmieri

Coney Island, New York (1960s) © Stephen Salmieri

Coney Island, New York (1960s) © Stephen Salmieri

Coney Island, New York (1960s) © Stephen Salmieri

Coney Island, New York (1960s) © Stephen Salmieri


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