Walter Moser (Ed.): Helen Levitt (Kehrer, 2018)

Helen Levitt (1913 – 2009) numbers among the foremost exponents of street photography. As a passionate observer and chronicler of everyday street life in New York, she spent decades documenting residents of the city’s poorer neighbourhoods such as Lower East Side and Harlem.

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Weegee: Weegee‘s Naked City (Damiani; ICP, 2020 Reprint)

In Naked City, his first publication, Weegee’s eye for surprising juxtapositions and the details of city life is in full force in the images chosen and their inventive, playful sequencing, all narrated in the photographer’s own distinctive voice.

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Daniel Shea: 43-35 10th Street (Kodoji Press, 2018)

Born in 1985, Daniel Shea has lived and worked in Long Island City, Queens for five years. He studied at the Maryland Institute College of Art and later the University of Illinois at Chicago and has taught on several North American art programmes. His work has been exhibited throughout Europe and the United States, and books are a key element of his practice.

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Jeff L. Rosenheim: diane arbus: in the beginning (Metropolitan Museum of Art, 2016)

Diane Arbus, original name Diane Nemerov, (born March 14, 1923, New York, New York, U.S.—died July 26, 1971, New York City), was an American photographer, best known for her compelling, often disturbing, portraits of people from the edges of society.

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Duane Michals: Empty New York (Enitharmon Editions, 2018)

Duane Michals (b. 1932, McKeesport, PA) is one of the great photographic innovators of the last century, widely known for his work with series, multiple exposures, and text. In 1964, he began to document New York City in an unfamiliar guise, virtually empty of inhabitants at dawn or dusk.

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Christopher Makos: White Trash (Stonehill Publishing, 1977)

Christopher Makos was born in Lowell, Massachusetts, grew up in California, and moved to New York after high school. His seminal 1977 book, White Trash, chronicled the punk scene as it came of age on the street of New York.

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Talia Chetrit: Showcaller (Mack, 2019)

Showcaller is the first monograph of New York-based artist Talia Chetrit (born 1982, Washington D.C.). Her work includes self-portraits, portraits of family members, lovers, and friends, nudes, still lifes, and cityscapes.

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Louis Faurer (Steidl Publishers, 2016)

Louis Faurer (1916–2001) was born in Philadelphia, whose street life he began photographing in 1937 with a 35mm Kodak Vollenda. Faurer moved to New York in 1947 where he worked for Harper’s Bazaar under Alexey Brodovitch, as well as for other fashion publications.

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Helen Levitt: Slide Show – The Color Photographs of Helen Levitt (powerHouse Books, 2005)

Helen Levitt (1913-2009) had her first solo exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art, New York, in 1943. Levitt’s photographs appeared in Edward Steichen’s landmark 1955 show The Family of Man and in more recent exhibitions of great importance.

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