captured in an exhibition of photographs in Washington, D.C. At the National
Gallery of Art, black-and-white pictures by Walker Evans, Robert Frank, Helen
Levitt and others, taken from 1938 through 1958, show a raw, edgy city.
National Gallery curator Sarah Greenough says the crowded streets were full of
Square," steam billows from a manhole as someone — you can only see his feet
and the bottom of his overcoat — strolls past in the night.
sense of anonymity, the isolation of the urban environment," Greenough says