South Street is a remarkable visual essay, collecting Barbara Mensch’s photographs of the lost world of Fulton Fish Market from 1979-1983. With lively commentary, Mensch documents the tight knit world of fishmongers and the market, which was, in the words of Phillip Lopate, a “last vestige of historic Gotham.” Join us as Barbara Mensch discusses her work, which includes numerous photographs that feature prominently in the Museum’s current exhibition.
Barbara Mensch has lived in the Seaport area since 1979, which has been a constant focus of her work. She holds a BFA degree from Hunter College. Her work has been featured in numerous solo exhibitions, as well as in exhibitions at MoMA, the Brooklyn Museum, and The Skyscraper Museum. Her previous books include South Street and Barbara Mensch: New York Photographs.