Fire In Bensonhurst

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From my black & white archives

On the morning of August 16, 1978 I took the subway from Manhattan to Bensonhurst Brooklyn to visit and photograph my friend Myra’s public school classroom. A few blocks from the school I stumbled upon the scene of this fire, now under the control of firefighters. I was able to walk into the gaping hole in the front of the building to make this photograph with my twin-lens Rolleiflex.

Fire, apartment, bensonhurst, brooklyn, new york city

Apartment fire in Bensonhurst, Brooklyn, NY, August 16, 1978

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