Village People

Barbara Steinberg - Preservation ActivistBarbara Steinberg - Preservation ActivistBarbara Steinberg - PreservationistBarbara Steinberg - PreservationistDoris Diether - PreservationistDoris Diether - PreservationistDoris Diether - PreservationistMel and Sheryl London - Writers with an enduring loveMel and Sheryl London - Writers with an enduring loveMarilyn Appleberg - Writer and Independent spiritMarilyn Appleberg - Writer and Independent spiritMarilyn Appleberg - Writer and Independent spiritJeff Slatnick - Musician and owner of the Music InnJeff Slatnick - Musician and owner of the Music Inn
This project is close to the heart.
Ever since I made my first trip to Greenwich Village as a kid in 1968, I was mesmerized by the vibrant life, diversity and uniqueness in which The Village immersed the traveler.

Now, I am a photographer in New York City and have contributed photography to the Greenwich Village Society for Historic Preservation (GVSHP) and other Greenwich Village groups.

This project, for which assistance is needed, will hopefully culminate in a photography book of people that still live in The Village that were also living there in those groundbreaking, counter-culture years of the 1960’s. The purpose of my Village People project, is to remember and celebrate, through photography and interviews, the people that were a part of the defining epicenter of the American counter culture.

I am interested to photograph and interview people from all walks of life, artists, musicians, preservationists, radicals, troublemakers and anybody with a great story to tell of Greenwich Village life in the 1960’s.

This expanding gallery of portraits are my first subjects.  And even a the casual observer cannot fail to feel the life that still burns brightly for these, and other, Village People.

If you know, or are, a person who lives or lived in Greenwich Village in the 60’s and would like to help tell your stories, please send me an email so we can ‘meet’.

Warmly,

Bob Estremera