Croner was introduced to the Brodovitch classes by his friend and mentor Fernand Fonssagrives in 1947. Alexey Brodovitch gave Croner his first big assignment soon after he joined the ‘class’ : “I’d like you to go out and photograph the city at night.” It was this calculated idea, this confluence of a photographer and a subject, that would result in some of Croner’s most compelling work of the city he came from, and established him as one of New York’s finest visual documentors.
"They weren’t pictures of people. They were pictures of the way I felt."
- Ted Croner