Images of New York: West Side Story and Garry Winogrand’s “Central Park Zoo”
Two segments from our new series, New York Icons, are both from midcentury and both uptown.
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Six decades after it premiered on Broadway, West Side Story is everywhere again, with a revival on Broadway and a movie in the works. But many are still troubled by the way Puerto Ricans are depicted. And the story behind Garry Winogrand’s 1967 photo “Central Park Zoo,” which featured a white woman and a black man holding chimpanzees dressed in human clothes, which is one of his most widely exhibited—and controversial—images.