February 14, 2011 | Source: Monroe Gallery of Photography

Washington Square, 2009
Stephen Wilkes: Washington Square Park, Day Into Night, 2009

The New York Times
By Sam Roberts

Sunday, February 13, 2011

"New York: A Photographer's City," edited by Marla Hamburg Kennedy (Rizzoli, $45). This lush collection, which includes works by Berenice Abbott and Stephen Wilkes, offers fresh perspective on the "physical uniqueness" of the city's familiar venues, mostly captured in color. Though identifying less familiar haunts would have been a welcome addition, the images here do succeed in going beyond the concrete to capture what Elisabeth Sussman describes in her foreword as the image of the city, both permanent and transitory, that "haunts past and present photography of New York."

More: NYC like you have never seen her before. This stunning book showcases an unparalleled compilation of mostly unpublished photographs of New York City and its boroughs taken by established and emerging artists. "New York: A Photographer's City is a world-class collection, featuring artists from all over the
globe, offering views, cityscapes, and vignettes that are fresh and beautifully illustrate the city's 5 ever-changing boroughs.

The 350 images capture the avant-garde spirit of New York and the city's appearance in the twentyfirst century. While we immediately associate black and white imagery with NYC, this new look brings out the color in the big apple and reveals the magic that continues to inspire New Yorkers and visitors

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