Over the last few months we’ve searched for a photographer that captures the absolute essence of New York City. Someone whose timing and eye for a shot is unsurpassed, a master of their craft able to relay drama and emotion via a single click of the lens. 

Our aim was high, but we didn’t expect to find someone as perfect as Winston Vargas.

Capturing outstanding imagery from Wall Street to Washington Heights, Winston is the best street photographer that you haven’t heard of.  Over half a century he’s taken photographs from across his home city providing a monochrome narrative to events as diverse as Gay Pride to the outpouring of grief following Bobby Kennedy’s assassination.

We are proud and truly humbled to be able to relay a selection of Winston’s magnificent images as part of our New York Assignment which you can enjoy by clicking this link.

We’d also urge you to check out Winston’s Flickr stream.