Dinanda Nooney Brooklyn Photograph Collection
Between January 1978 and April 1979, Nooney networked her way through Brooklyn documenting residences and their occupants, asking each for a referral to another willing subject. The Dinanda Nooney Brooklyn photographs collection depicts over 150 families or individuals and is organized chronologically. Each photograph is identified by neighborhood, address, and the names of the sitters. Among those neighborhoods depicted are Bay Ridge, Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn Heights, Bushwick, Carroll Gardens, Coney Island, Crown Heights, Flatbush, Fort Greene, Gravesend, Greenpoint, and Park Slope. In addition to the photographs, Nooney kept index cards to which she affixed contact prints and took notes recording her observations of each family. The collection includes copies of these notes.