Martin Fishman photographs, 1989 – 2009, 113 photographs (.25 linear foot)
Paula Fishman donated 113 photographs by the late Martin Fishman to the photography collection in 2010. The photographs are 8″x10″ and 8.5″x11″ black and white prints of photographs taken of Coney Island over the previous two decades. Some of the photographs capture events such as the annual Mermaid Parade.
Martin Fishman grew up on the Lower East Side and in Brighton Beach, and spent childhood summers in Coney Island. While attending Baruch College and later working as a caseworker for the City of New York, he pursued his passion for freelance photography. Most of his photography captures street scenes and people in Manhattan and Brooklyn. He was also known for his photographs of Quentin Crisp, some of which can be seen at Crisperanto.org. Fishman’s work has been published in Time Out New York and the New York Times, among other publications.
To access the Martin Fishman photographs, please visit the library.