Honorable Mention TIFA 2021 Architecture / Buildings

The City Beautiful Movement

  • Photographer
    Elizabeth Holmes
  • Photo Date

The City Beautiful Movement, formed during the late 1890’s and early 1900’s in North America, promoted building beautiful, monumental surroundings in cities to contribute and promote progressive reform and create moral and civic virtue in urban populations. The Manhattan Municipal Building in NYC was one of the last buildings to be erected during this movement. This architectural series connects us to our past and inspires us to make historical preservation a priority. "If we don’t care about our past, we can’t have much hope for our future.” Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis

Elizabeth Holmes is a New York based photographer specializing in architecture, street, infrared and landscape photography. Her work is rooted in her love of history and architecture and the inspiration she finds in cultural and vanishing landscapes. She has photographed ghost towns in the American West; the Art Deco Historic District in South Beach; iconic scenes along Route 66; vanishing storefronts in NYC; and rural landscapes along Long Island’s East End. Elizabeth’s has exhibited in domestic and International galleries and included in corporate and private collections.