Kurt BoonE 

 
Unknown street performer with his parrot show at 59th Street and Lexington Avenue, 2017

Unknown street performer with his parrot show at 59th Street and Lexington Avenue, 2017

Kurt Boone is a familiar figure on the streets of New York, whose life is the subject and inspiration of his work. A book of his pictures of the city’s street and underground performers—Subway Beats: Celebrating New York City Buskers—is a sometimes whimsical, often moving portrait of the city’s yet-undiscovered artists. Examples of his work can be seen at the New York Historical Society, the Brooklyn Historical Society, the Museum Of Modern Art, Aperture Library, Stanford University Library and the New York Public Library’s Schomburg Center For Research in Black Culture. Exhibits of his work have been mounted in several New York galleries, and he is also an editor of photography books and consultant to their publishers

NYC street Impossible Film/Polariod photographer Nick McManus in action, Noho, 2017

NYC street Impossible Film/Polariod photographer Nick McManus in action, Noho, 2017

Two young African American women urban cyclists and bicycle messengers at Monster Track, an annual NYC bicycle messenger street race. Alphabet City, 2015

Two young African American women urban cyclists and bicycle messengers at Monster Track, an annual NYC bicycle messenger street race. Alphabet City, 2015

Two New York City mounted police officers on 41st Street just off Time Square main through fare, 2017

Two New York City mounted police officers on 41st Street just off Time Square main through fare, 2017

Rosa Teresa a long time NYC subway performer at 23rd St and 6th Avenue Station, 2015

Rosa Teresa a long time NYC subway performer at 23rd St and 6th Avenue Station, 2015

Man with no legs seeking donations at Hunter College Station/68th Street and Lexington Avenue, 2017

Man with no legs seeking donations at Hunter College Station/68th Street and Lexington Avenue, 2017

Panos, a bucket drummer performing at 34th Street and 7th Avenue Station, 2016

Panos, a bucket drummer performing at 34th Street and 7th Avenue Station, 2016