Colour is where it's all happening in photography today, and New York City is colour photography's greatest subject. "New York in Colour" presents the best colour photography of New York over the last century and celebrates one of the world's most visually vibrant cities. From such iconic landmarks as Times Square, Central Park, and Coney Island to neighbourhoods and locales unknown even to many New Yorkers, colour photography provides a new perspective on the city. More than anything else, though, it is New York's famous energy, anarchy, and diversity as observed on the city's streets and in its public spaces that have inspired many of the photographers in this collection. "New York in Colour" shows the city as an ever-changing visual collage, 'a beautiful catastrophe,' as the Swiss architect Le Corbusier famously described it. Organized in thematic sections that capture the vibrancy and poetry of the changing streetscape - such as the skyline, the teeming streets, the constant motion, the nerve centres of activity, the famous landmarks, the water's edge - "New York in Colour" is destined to be a classic photographic survey of the world's most exciting city.
Über den Autor
Bob Shamis is a consultant, independent curator, and photographer. As an independent curator he has organized photography exhibitions for galleries and museums, including the National Gallery of Canada. From 1998 to 2006 he was the Curator of Prints and Photographs at the Museum of the City of New York where he organized more than a dozen exhibitions. A fine art photographer, his work has been shown in one-person and group exhibitions in the United States and Europe is represented in the permanent collections of the Bibliotheque Nationale, Paris; the Brooklyn Museum; the Museum Ludwig, Cologne; the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.
"New York in Color "presents the best color photography of New York over the last century. From its iconic landmarks like Times Square and Coney Island to the visual poetry of its streets and skyline, New York presents an ever-changing visual collage best seen in color. Here, neon lights define the spirit of the night, a young Bob Dylan lingers in the snows of Greenwich Village, subway trains are rolling murals, and New Yorkers of every era become dramatic actors on the world's greatest stage. Presenting work--much of it unknown--by major photographers, including such masters as Andre Kertesz, William Klein, Helen Levitt, and Joel Meyerowitz, "New York in Color "is destined to be a classic photographic survey of the world's most visually vibrant city.