The New Yorkers: A book by photographer Robert Herman

“The New Yorkers” is Robert Herman’s astounding collection of photographs of New York City, shot between 1978-2005 on Kodachrome. The book captures the transformation of neighborhoods including Greenwich Village and the Lower East Side. These photos tell an authentic story of New York City: real New Yorkers living and working in their own neighborhoods. His street photography freezes people and places in this city at decisive moments, with spontaneity and authenticity.

In “The New Yorkers” the city waves at us, looks us right in the eye and brushes past us, without seeing. It is this confluence of time, place, keen photographic vision, and a fiercely personal engagement to subject that makes these images so special.

Thursday, September 12, 2013
6:30 pm

Washington Square Institute
41-51 East 11th Street, 4th Floor
(just east of University Place)