Sally Davies: New Yorkers
Artist Sally Davies is well known for tightly composed and keenly observed images capturing the visual rhythms of Manhattan, but in her recent series, New Yorkers, she ventures behind closed doors to make portraits of long-time city dwellers inside their often tiny and idiosyncratic apartments. Some spaces are spare and elegant; others are jam-packed with curated collections ranging from art and books to refrigerator magnets and Pez dispensers. Dogs and cats abound and claw-foot tubs in the kitchen are not unusual. Her book of the series was released on April 1 and is already in a second printing after attracting international attention and selling out in two days.
Davies’s work has been featured in a variety of publications including the book Masters of Street Photography (2019), the New York Times, the Guardian in Great Britain, and the Huffington Post and Slate online. Her photographs are part of the permanent collection of the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Museum of the City of New York, and the National 9/11 Memorial and Museum. Her archive is now part of the Downtown Collection of Fales Library at New York University.