CANCELLED DUE TO WEATHER! WORD Presents Marla Hamburg Kennedy in conversation with Phillip Lopate for Brooklyn Photographs Now

11/15/2018 - 7:30pm


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From Coney Island, to Prospect Park, to Red Hook, to Williamsburg, the avant-garde spirit of the city's biggest borough comes alive in Marla Hamburg Kennedy’s BROOKLYN PHOTOGRAPHS NOW. This exquisitely curated collection of images—many never-before-published—by emerging and established artists captures the unique characteristics of present-day Brooklyn while offering the artists’ perspective on how they view these vibrant neighborhoods.This remarkable collection of images is a testimony to Brooklyn’s unquenchable dynamism: its refusal to stop changing, as well as an unwillingness to shed its more traditional aspects. Shots of Brooklyn’s new high-rise verticality, either in celebration or dismay, an array of aluminum-sided bungalows and brick row houses, backyards and alleys, and delis and pizzerias contribute to Brooklyn’s iconic charms. This imagery, juxtaposed with dignified portraits of more famous monuments and landmarks, like the Brooklyn Museum or Coney Island’s Wonder Wheel, celebrate the borough that has come into its own!

With captivating works by acclaimed photographers such as Mark Seliger, Jamel Shabazz, Mitch Epstein, Mathieu Bitton, and Joel Meyerowitz and texts by Phillip Lopate and Anne Pasternak, BROOKLYN PHOTOGRAPHS NOW is the perfect gift for the photo lover, Brooklynite, and New York City tourist alike.


Marla Hamburg Kennedy is a leading dealer and advisor for 20th and 21st 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 before starting Hamburg Kennedy Photographs in 2004. She is the author of several books, including Rizzoli's New York: A Photographer's City


Phillip Lopate is a film critic, essayist, fiction writer, poet, teacher, and native Brooklynite.He is a professor at Columbia University’s School of the Arts, where he teaches nonfiction writing.


Brooklyn Photographs Now Cover Image
By Marla Hamburg Kennedy, Philip Lopate (Contributions by), Anne Pasternak (Contributions by)
ISBN: 9780847862382
Availability: In stock at Brooklyn or Jersey City -- click for more details
Published: Rizzoli - September 18th, 2018

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.

Portrait Inside My Head: Essays Cover Image
ISBN: 9781451696301
Availability: Special Order: Please email for availability
Published: Simon & Schuster - February 25th, 2014

"Immensely readable essays.... Phillip Lopate] remains 'a storyteller at heart' who can liven up any subject with nimble anecdotes from his life....Delightful" (The New York Times Book Review).