The City Lost and Found

The City Lost and Found

This site complements the exhibition The City Lost and Found, which explores how photographers, artists, filmmakers, planners, and activists in the 1960s and 1970s attempted to transform the conditions of urban crisis in New York, Chicago, and Los Angeles into opportunities for civic discourse and creative expression.

Explore the site for information about key objects and the opportunity to visit some of the locations that appear in the photographs contained within the exhibition. We hope the site helps you to engage with the historic material of the exhibition as well as with the contemporary urban environments.

The Art Institute of Chicago
October 26, 2014–January 11, 2015

Princeton University Art Museum
February 21–June 7, 2015

Thomas Struth, German, born 1954. West Broadway, New York, Tribeca, 1978. Gelatin silver print. Collection of Ann and Steven Ames, New York. (c) Thomas Struth / Courtesy Marian Goodman Gallery, New York

Kenneth Josephson, American, born 1932. Postcard Visit, Chicago, 1969. Photo collage. The Art Institute of Chicago, gift of Jeanne and Richard S. Press, 1998.592. (c) Kenneth Josephson

John Humble, American, born 1944. 300 Block of Broadway, Los Angeles, October 3, 1980. Chromogenic print. Courtesy of Craig Krull Gallery, Santa Monica (c) John Humble