Unwrapping Times Square


100 years, 20 photographs, 4 views, 1 location.

Unwrapping Times Square celebrates the crossroads of the world by seamlessly combining over a hundred years into a seamless and spectacular image where decades cascade into one another. The hypnotic result is a beautiful and surreal panoramic photograph, simultaneously instantly familiar and disconcertingly anachronistic at once. It is a physical manifestation of Retronaut's mission to show 'the past like never before'.

Conceived as the centre-piece for Retronaut's New York, Unwrapping Times Square is a literally wall-sized photograph that confuses and delights the viewer in equal measure, a 'timescape', if you will.


1900 - Present
Times Square, New York

Jordan J. Lloyd & Carles Marsal

Thank you to
Christoph Schulz, Limor Garfinkle & Deborah Humphries, Emily Kern, Mark Lach and Maribel Moran

Presented by

Produced by
SC Exhibitions at Premier Exhibitions

Exhibition Photographs
© Jason Woodruff

Library of Congress, Getty, Corbis


2016, Limor Garfinkle
1980, Carol M. Highsmith
1969, Bettmann
1966, R. Krubner
1954, Underwood and Underwood, A. Feininger
1953, Gottscho Schleisner, Inc.
1951, SuperStock
1947, William P. Gottlieb
1945, Bettmann
1940, Gottscho Schleisner, Inc.
1939, Underwood and Underwood
1938, Philip Gendreau, Bettmann
1935, Charles Phelps
1934, Irving Underhill, Inc.
1910, Philip Gendreau, Bettmann
1908, Detroit Publishing Co.
1900, Detroit Publishing Co.