BLACK STAR WAS FOUNDED during the Great Depression, office
space was abundant. In fact, the owners of the Graybar Building
in New York gave an entire floor to Black Star at no cost
for a year, just so the building would not remain vacant.
IT DID NOT REMAIN EMPTY FOR LONG. Black Star photographers
were capturing an extraordinary amount of picture
stories for Golden Age magazines - and we began archiving
that material in our library.
BY THE 1960s Black Star had outgrown that office
space and expanded beyond the market. Creating services
for the corporate world, Black Star transformed the static
style of business photography with a unique photojournalistic
BLACK STAR PHOTOGRAPHERS still walk the line between the streets
and the corporate boardrooms, capturing unforgettable freeze-frame
images of today's fast-paced world.