Until 1973, female police officers weren’t allowed to patrol the streets of New York City. But as soon as that changed, New York–based photographer Jane Hoffer was right there with her camera. Her exhibition On the Beat, 1975–1979 explores the revolutionary time in which these tough, gun-toting women cuffed the worst of them during one of New York’s grittiest and most crime-ridden decades. The exhibit features more than 40 photographs, 17 large portraits, and about 25 smaller ones, as well as interviews with this pioneering group of ladies who never took bullshit from anybody.
Mondays-Sundays, 11 a.m. Starts: March 18. Continues through May 9, 2011