Bill Cunningham Photographed NYC's Streets, Now He's Getting His OwnJuly 6, 2016
Before "Humans of New York," there was Bill Cunningham.
For decades, Cunningham captured street fashion in New York City. He was usually sporting a blue jacket and accompanied by his bicycle. The legendary New York Times photographer died last month at the age of 87.
Today, the mayor of New York is temporarily renaming Cunningham's favorite photography stakeout — the corner of 57th Street and 5th Avenue — "Bill Cunningham Corner." A more permanent name change requires a thorough legislative process.
His vivid photos helped define New York as the fashion capital of the world, so we're naming 57th & 5th after him. pic.twitter.com/gIfrO94yif— Bill de Blasio (@BilldeBlasio) July 6, 2016
If you want to know more about the photographer's personality and work, the documentary "Bill Cunningham New York" is a good place to start.