Early panoramas, along with the portraits and snapshots in the New York Public Library’s encompassing exhibit “Public Eye: 175 Years of Sharing Photography,” reveal that the subjects of photography have changed little since its inception, while the technology has become ever more democratic. Photography used to steal your soul; it’s now an identity thief. “Public Eye: 175 Years of Sharing Photography” is on-view at New York Public Library, Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Fifth Avenue at 42nd Street (nypl.org, 917-275-6975), through January 3, 2016.
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