Fading Ads of New York City
Photographer Frank Jump documents NYC’s “ghost signs.”
Saturday, February 18, 2012 – 7:30am
New York City’s saturated with advertisements. They’re on buses, in the subways, atop taxis, and along highways. But, it’s not the newest Calvin Klein ad that catches the attention of acclaimed photographer and urban documentarian Frank Jump.
He likes to document so-called ghost signs in the city. These ads from a bygone era are visible, but often overlooked — and for Jump, they’re also a metaphor for his own long survival with HIV. Several of Jump’s photographs are included in a new book called Fading Ads of New York City. Jump is our guest on this week’s Cityscape.