Ilse Bing

Creative New York #11

“I was mostly in love, and in love in a way that I’ve never been again with New York, when I was much younger, the first time I arrived here, and I was trying to be a dancer. There was a kind of love for the city that has developed now into maybe a much more mature marriage, with all its boredom and all its beauties as well.”

– Valeria Luiselli, author of Story of My Teeth. MoMA’s PopRally spoke with Valeria about her nomadic upbringing, living in Harlem, and the pleasures of a good walk. Read the full interview at

[Ilse Bing. East River, New York. c. 1936. Gelatin silver print. Bequest of Ilse Bing Wolff]