Sid Kaplan

Sid Kaplan’s ‘Darkroom Magic’

The printer and photographer’s masterful light captures a bygone New York.

05/14/2013
Jewish Week Book Critic

The first time that Sid Kaplan saw a photograph being developed he was 10 years old.

Sid Kaplan’s photo of Lower East Side tenement buildings amid a pattern of fire escapes.

Last Look

See photographer and printer Sid Kaplan’s NYC photos this weekend.

05/10/2013
Jewish Week Book Critic

You may never have heard of Sid Kaplan, but his hand and eye are behind many of the greatest photographs that have been on view in museums and galleries since the 1960s. A master printer, he has done darkroom work for Robert Frank, Weegee, Cornell, Capa and many others.

Sid Kaplan’s 1985 photo of the Twin Towers with the roof of Beth Hamedrash Hagadol on Norfolk Street in the foreground.
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