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© Ronnie Ginnever
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This photo was taken on the first celebration of Earth Day on April 22, 1970. I was at 14th Street and Union Square. It was a beautiful sunny day and everybody was enjoying the moment. I was wandering around with my trusty little half frame Olympus capturing as much as I could. This was my first camera, I was young, loving and living life; documenting and witnessing history.....

16 responses

  • rory cobbe

    rory cobbe gave props (12 Mar 2008):

    when is this shot taken? what's the story who are they? it's cool like the grain and his attitude

  • Jerad

    Jerad said (12 Mar 2008):

    i have the same questions as Rory, Iam also lovin this very much!

  • Peter Koziol

    Peter Koziol said (12 Mar 2008):

    This is really cool because it does such a great job of capturing the life of the scene.
    I think that it might be a stronger photo if you reduced the graininess, but it is nonetheless really good.

  • Zoe Collins

    Zoe Collins gave props (12 Mar 2008):

    There's so much "life" (for lack of a better word) in this! What a great moment in time!

  • Brian Brooks

    Brian Brooks gave props (12 Mar 2008):

    This photograph is perfect the way it is Ronnie. You really have a knack for capturing "real" life.

  • Glenn Budak

    Glenn Budak said (15 Mar 2008):

    These gentlemen look like they have the potential of taking your camera and pulling your film....
    great shot

  • Adrian Rodriguez

    Adrian Rodriguez gave props (17 Mar 2008):

    I love all your images....But I Gravitate towards this one........Excellent

  • Leanne Staples

    Leanne Staples gave props (19 Mar 2008):

    One work - AMAZING!

  • andrew james

    andrew james gave props (20 Mar 2008):

    How did I not see this sooner, brilliant!!!

  • maria tizon

    maria tizon (Deleted) gave props (28 Mar 2008):

    See that! Clearly a natural right from the start.

  • adniloj

    adniloj gave props (1 Apr 2008):

    thank you so much for sharing these! They are wonderful (historic) captures

  • Laura Boston-Thek

    Laura Boston-Thek gave props (4 Apr 2008):

    I think you caught one of the Gambino's in this. ;) I love seeing these shots of the NYC of my childhood. Great work Ronnie!

  • Mick Stafford

    Mick Stafford   said (30 Apr 2008):

    wonderful shot - nice gritty period feel. I have a Pen FT also.

  • Slimeface

    Slimeface said (11 May 2008):

    Excellent! Wonderful record of history.....
    www.slimeface.com

  • Chris Whitney

    Chris Whitney said (24 Sep 2008):

    It looks like you developed your eye early. It is always nice to see the fresh perspective of our first images.

  • William Moore

    William Moore gave props (30 Sep 2008):

    Great shot...

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