this book offers a powerful new perspective on a much photographed subject: New York City. The book’s creator is veteran news photographer (and former publisher of incendiary magazines) Ralph Ginzburg, who assigned himself the daunting task of photographing a different news event in The Big Apple on 365 consecutive days. The result is a year-long, 510-image extravaganza of the high drama and grandeur that are the everyday life of Gotham.
I Shot New York resounds with the city’s parades and protests, funerals and weddings, conflagrations and ribbon-cuttings. It is a gallery of the show-biz superstars, politicos, crooks, cops, Presidents, elephants, Pope, baseball greats, soldiers, stuntmen, drug addicts and divas who pervade this exuberant matrix of commerce and culture.
Possessors of I Shot New York will return to it again and again, noise it about to friends, and proudly display it on their coffee tables, not only because it is news photography of the highest order but because it is the definitive time capsule of life in the world’s most alluring mega-city during the final decade of the 20th century.
|Publisher:||Abrams, Harry N., Inc.|
|Product dimensions:||8.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.75(d)|
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Quite an accomplishment.
I love these photos.
A new coffee-table book with top photos of this top city by top photog Ralph Ginzburg.
Ralph Ginzburg has a terrific book titled I Shot New York. It is a day-by-day chronicle of city life for an entire year. George Plimpton wrote the foreword to this photographic journey, declaring it "a classic." Other worthies who have seen the book prior to publication and commented favorably are filmmaker Ken Burns, Pete Hamill, John Cardinal O’Connor and Hugh Hefner. Some might remember Ginzburg as the founder of the short-lived, legendary Eros magazine back in the early ‘60s, as well as Moneysworth a consumer advisory publication, and Avant-Garde, which was devoted to the arts and politics. Ginzburg has always been an iconoclast and a firebrand for freedom of expression. In fact, he spent several years in jail because of Eros, which offered up sophisticated erotica. Now we know he is also a terrific photographer, making the ordinary sights of Manhattan extraordinary, indeed.
A great photographic classic.