New York: Portrait of a City

New York: Portrait of a City is a book by Reuel Golden, that illustrates an incredible tribute to the Big Apple. Containing photographs and small pieces of writing about the history of New York from 1850 to 2009. With over 500 pages of beautiful images, sourced from dozens of archives and private collections, ‘Portrait of a City’ will show the reader the history of New York, containing work from over 150 celebrated photographers including:  Victor Prevost, Jacob Riis, Lewis Hine, Alfred Stieglitz, Paul Strand, Berenice Abbott, Walker Evans, Weegee, Margaret Bourke-White, Saul Leiter, Esther Bubley, Arnold Newman, William Claxton, Ralph Gibson, Ryan McGinley, Mitch Epstein, Steve Schapiro, Marvin Newman, Allen Ginsberg, Joel Meyerowitz, Andreas Feininger, Charles Cushman, Joseph Rodriguez, Garry Winogrand, Larry Fink, Jamel Shabazz, Allan Tannenbaum, Bruce Davidson, Helen Levitt, Eugene de Salignac, Ruth Orkin, Joel Sternfeld, Keizo Kitajima, and many many more.

At the start of every chapter there is a short prose in English, German and French about the next series of photographs, this allows the reader to know at what point in the cities history that the photographs were taken. The images featured in this unique book display scenes from the parks, streets, bars, historical moments and restaurants, capturing the spirt of the City and how it is ever changing. We would highly recommend ‘New York: Portrait of a City’ to anyone that is interested in seeing a wide range of photography from different era’s and the history of such an amazing city. Below we have picked some of our favorite photographs form ‘Portrait of a City’ for you all to enjoy.