In 1983, staff photographer Fred R. Conrad took this picture of what were, at the time, two of New York’s biggest attractions. To photograph the Statue of Liberty’s torch between the twin towers of the World Trade Center, he found a vantage point at Caven Point, New Jersey. Fred was one of 8 photographers on assignment for The New York Times who were exploring black-and-white photography in and around New York City that week. “Color is pretty, so you get pretty shots,” Mr. Conrad wrote in the accompanying article. “In black and white, you have to have a subject.” His advice for shooting in NYC: “If you don’t get your picture on one corner, wait – or go to the next corner. Just leave the camera on automatic and don’t worry about the technical part; worry about the pictures.”

Like what you read? Give Muhammad Adeel a round of applause.

From a quick cheer to a standing ovation, clap to show how much you enjoyed this story.