Written by Marla Hamburg Kennedy, Contribution by Anne Pasternak and Philip Lopate
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Brooklyn Photographs Now reflects the avant-garde spirit of the city’s hippest borough, containing previously unpublished work by well-known and emerging contemporary artists.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.