Travel & Pictorial

Brooklyn Photographs Now

Brooklyn has seen exponential change over the past fifteen years, and this book presents the best work of the photographers from all over the world who have been capturing those changes and movements in cityscapes, portraits, vignettes, and process-oriented photography.

Brooklyn Photographs Now reflects the avant-garde spirit of the city’s hippest borough, containing previously unpublished work by well-known and emerging contemporary artists. The book presents 250 images by more than seventy-five established and new artists, including Mark Seliger, Jamel Shabazz, Ryan McGinley, Mathieu Bitton, and Michael Eastman, among many others. The book documents the physical and architectural landscape and reflects and explores an off-centered—and therefore a less-seen and more innovative—perspective of how artists view this borough in the twenty-first century. This is the “now” Brooklyn that we have yet to see in pictures: what might seem to be an alternative city but is actually the crux of how it visually functions in the present day. This unique collection of images is the perfect book for the photo lover and sophisticated tourist alike.

About The Author

Marla Hamburg Kennedy is a leading dealer and adviser for twentieth- and twenty-first-century art with an emphasis on contemporary painting and photography. With thirty years’ experience in the fields of photography, contemporary art, and publishing, Hamburg Kennedy was previously the director of the Howard Greenberg Gallery and managing partner of Kennedy Boesky Photographs until starting Hamburg Kennedy Photographs in 2004. She is the author of New York: A Photographer’s City.

  • Publish Date: September 18, 2018
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Category: Photography - Subjects & Themes - Regional
  • Publisher: Rizzoli
  • Trim Size: 9-1/8 x 9-1/2
  • Pages: 240
  • US Price: $55.00
  • CDN Price: $75.00
  • ISBN: 978-0-8478-6238-2


"Brooklyn is a place of vast contradictions and deep romance—as documented in Brooklyn Photographs Now, a brilliant new publication featuring 250 images by well-known and emerging contemporary artists." —We Heart

"The tome offers a collection of both black-and-white and color photos spotlighting the borough’s architecture, streetscapes, and street art, along with portraits of borough residents and the diverse communities they come from. Images come from all over the borough, including Coney Island in winter, Prospect Park in summer, Red Hook after Hurricane Sandy, and the skyline over Bushwick, with many pairs of images chosen to cleverly juxtapose their similarities and differences." — Brooklyn Daily

Author Bookshelf: Anne Pasternak