Sights in the City

Jamel Shabazz

  • Bindwijze: Hardcover
  • Taal: Engels
  • Categorie: Kunst & Fotografie
  • Uitgever: Damiani
  • ISBN: 9788862085229
New York Photographs
Verschijningsdatum:april 2017
Afmetingen:Afmeting: 28,9 x 23,5 x 1,9 cm
Aantal pagina's:160 pagina's
Auteur:Jamel Shabazz | Marla Hamburg Kennedy
Co-auteur:Marla Hamburg Kennedy
Co-auteur:Marla Hamburg Kennedy


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. Never without a dull moment, 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 fisherman 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, contianing 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.