Looking Through The Sixth Avenue Peepholes

Last week, I got an email from photographer Thanassi Karageorgiou about a really cool little find on Sixth Avenue at 43rd Street.


Grace Plaza, above the School at the International Center of Photography, is currently undergoing renovations. But, if you take a moment to look at the construction wall…








While it’d be insanely cool if the above was a full 3-d installation set, it’s actually a photograph, taken by a recent ICP alum.


This is such a great idea – Nothing is more boring than a construction wall, and I love that they’ve found a way to not only make it interesting, but actually intriguing!

There are ten Peep Hole photos in total, all by recent ICP graduates. My favorite pictures are the ones that transport you away from the noise and traffic of Sixth Avenue:


If ICP ever does another round, I’d love to see a series in which the viewer was clearly “peeping” in on something they normally wouldn’t be able to – the possibilities are really endless.


Next time you’re around 42nd and Sixth Avenue, be sure to check out the peep holes!

Special thanks again to Thanassi for the heads up – be sure to check out his excellent photography here, as well as his blog here.


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  1. Thanks again for spreading the word. You got some nice wise shots from across the street. Looks like you had better weather than I did. =)

  2. I was just walking past this today & remembered about it from your site. Needless to say, I took a peek and enjoyed the shots. So rad!

  3. What an awesome idea – I love it!

  4. What a brilliant idea! PS – Im sure you get this a lot, but your job seems awesome! I’d love to walk around Mumbai and discover new places for a living. Good going 🙂

  5. It’s great — I always try to peer behind scaffolding and whatnot in the city. Imagine just accidentally discovering this during surrepticious peeks…magic.