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Shoe Shine Boy

Shoe Shine Boy

Photo redesign “Shoe Shine Boy. 1947 ”

In 1947, Stanley Kubrick created one of his best serial photographs on the streets of Brooklyn, entitled The Shoe Shine Boys. Mickey, a 12-year-old boy who works as a shoe shiner to help his large family of nine siblings, came into view. More than 200 photos were the result of watching Mickey.

© Stanley Kubrick, 1949
© LOOK Magazine Collection / Library of Congress / Prints & Photographs Division / Museum of the City of New York
© Braty Art Studio, 2021