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Growing Up in New York Arthur Leipzig

Growing Up in New York

Arthur Leipzig

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ISBN : 9781567920512
Hardcover
132 pages
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For fifty years, Arthur Leipzig has been roaming the streets of New York, capturing its moods, recording its faces, and documenting its myriad activities - from lovers at Coney Island to painters on the Brooklyn Bridge. In his role as a documentaryMoreFor fifty years, Arthur Leipzig has been roaming the streets of New York, capturing its moods, recording its faces, and documenting its myriad activities - from lovers at Coney Island to painters on the Brooklyn Bridge. In his role as a documentary photographer, he traveled the city day and night, sometimes on assignment, sometimes on his own, but always sensitive to its night life, its poverty and poetry, its violence and drama. His affection for the city he calls home is manifest in his work, but until this volume, the range and vitality of his New York photographs have never been displayed between the covers of a book. Here are over ninety of Leipzigs best images, all of them certain to bring a smile (or a tear) to anyone familiar with what it meant to really grow up in a city that offered, and continues to offer, just about everything to anyone. It is not the moment that Leipzig seeks, but rather the human face, the sense of energy, and of faith. As he writes in his preface: Of course, the good old days were not all sweetness and light. There was poverty, racism, corruption, and violence, then as now, but somehow we all believed in the possible. We believed in hope.