Sights in the City

Sights in the City

New York Street Photographs

Book - 2017
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"During the summer of 1980, under the direction of his father, a photographer, Jamel Shabazz armed himself with a Canon AE1 SLR camera and passionately photographed the urban landscape that he called home. New York City--the city that never sleeps--was the ideal epicenter to photograph because of its 24-hour subway system and the many businesses that are open late into the night. New York's energy inspired him to use the streets as a canvas for the majority of his work for over 35 years. Photographing in the streets put Shabazz in the heart of all of the action-- he carried his camera everywhere, always set and at the ready. Like a sherman seeking a fruitful catch, Shabazz ventured into locations full of life and uncertainty in hopes of capturing a unique moment. More importantly, he sought to gain insight into the conditions of the larger world and its inhabitants. 'Sights in the City' is a testament to Shabazz's visual journey, containing 120 color and black-and-white photographs, most of which have never been published. His images are both intimate and provocative in nature, each having its own DNA" -- Publisher's description.
Publisher: [Bologna, Italy] : Damiani, [2017]
ISBN: 8862085222 (hardcover)
9788862085229 (hardcover)
Branch Call Number: 779.997471 SHA
Characteristics: 160 pages : illustrations ; 24 x 29 cm
Additional Contributors: Hamburg Kennedy, Marla

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