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POTW Lucille Fornasieri Gold PhotographsPhoto of the Week:
Lucille Fornasieri Gold Photographs

The photo of the week was taken by Brooklyn photographer Lucille Fornasieri Gold. Every one of Gold's photographs has an element of surprise and genuine moments between photographer and subject. Gold began photographing street scenes with her Leica camera beginning in 1968 while her children were in school, and she continued to photograph the borough throughout her entire life. Her photographs are one of the highlights of our rich collections at BHS, and were most recently featured in the 2014 exhibition, She said, She said: Art and inspiration in the work of Nell Painter and Lucille Fornasieri Gold. It is with great sadness that we share that Lucille Fornasieri Gold recently passed away. Read more about her unique and inspiring work on the
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[Prospect Park trumpeter], circa 1975, V2008.013.81; Lucille Fornasieri Gold photographs, 2008.013; Brooklyn Historical Society.

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