Country Store Interior, Ewen Avenue, Spyrten Duyvil NY, October 11, 1935
25.3 x 20.2 cm (9 15/16 x 7 15/16 in.)
Country Store Interior, Ewen Avenue, Spuyten Duyvil NY, October 11, 1935 reveals the intimacy of a very humble shop. In the absence of figures, the composition seems frozen in time, like the rays of sunlight falling on the wooden surfaces, making this objectified scene a photographic still life.
Best known for her photographs of New York façades, Berenice Abbott also took a great interest in interiors in the ambitious photographic project "Changing New York", which she worked on between 1935 and 1939. The challenge was to document every aspect of a metropolis in the throes of a major metamorphosis, down to the smallest material and sociological detail, while also portraying the intimacy of old and new homes. All her shots reject quaintness in favour of everyday archaeology.
Country Store Interior, Ewen Avenue, Sputen Duyvil NY, October 11, 1935 was presented for the first time at the 2019 "Luogo e Segni" ("Place and Signs") show at the Punta della Dogana show in Venice.