Photo of the Day – Esther Bubley, 1947

1719black-and-white-photographySleeping Passengers, Greyhound Bus Terminal, New York City, 1947, Esther Bubley, American (1921 – 1998)

Esther Bubley. Portrait by John Vachon. 1944

Esther Bubley. Portrait by John Vachon. 1944

 

Esther Bubley was an American documentary (street) photographer who specialized in photos of ordinary people, taken in an intimate, expressive manner. She spent much of her career in New York City and Washington, DC, and is, among other things, my favorite (newly discovered) DC photographer. She ultimately ended up freelancing for Life magazine, before settling into a less-grueling schedule and life in NYC.

You can find out more about Esther and her work at estherbubley.com.

Female Bus Driver, Capital Transit Company, Washington, DC, June 1943, Esther Bubley

Female Bus Driver, Capital Transit Company, Washington, DC, June 1943, Esther Bubley

Two Men, Greyhound Bus Terminal, NYC, 1947, Esther Bubley

Two Men, Greyhound Bus Terminal, NYC, 1947, Esther Bubley

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