We have a stellar line-up of photographers for our June presentation of Projections: Karen Zusman, Richard Sandler and Jean Miele. We invite you and your colleagues to a thoughtful evening of photography, with this lineup the evening presentation promises to be provocative and inspiring.
The event is hosted by author/screen writer/performer Jonathan Ames and feature a Q&A with the director Richard Sandler.
Daniel Brown, the editor of “The Gods of Times Square", and Brett Solem, the editor of “Radioactive City,” will be in attendance and also be part of the Q&A.
"Fact wrapped in fiction: Making street pix that ask more questions than they can answer".
With 40 years of experience as a street photographer and documentary filmmaker, Sandler presents an extraordinary body of work of enigmatic images that are both factual and yet open to multiple interpretations.
Richard Sandler is a street photographer and documentary filmmaker. His first book, "The Eyes of the City, was published in 2016 by Powerhouse Books. "His photographs are in the permanent collections of the New York Public Library, the Brooklyn Museum, the New York Historical Society, and the Houston Museum of Fine Art.
Sandler has directed and shot eight non-fiction videos and films including- "The Gods of Times Square," "Brave New York" and "Radioactive City." He was awarded two New York Foundation for the Arts fellowships for still photography, a John Simon Guggenheim fellowship for filmmaking, and a New York State Council on the Arts grant for filmmaking.
Street photographer and documentary filmmaker Richard Sandler will discuss his widely acclaimed monograph of street photography The Eyes of the City, now in its second printing by Power House Books. Sandler's still photographs are in the permanent collections of the New York Public Library, the Brooklyn Museum, the New York Historical Society and the Houston Museum of Fine Art.
Sandler's talk is part of the i3: Images, Ideas, Inspiration lecture series, which features presentations by digital photographers, hardware and software developers and industry experts. Presented by MPS Digital Photography.
Brooklyn Book Festival: The Art of Street Photography Panel Discussion w/ Richard Sandler & Joseph Rodriguez
Publishing company powerHouse Books will host a panel discussion with photographers Richard Sandler (The Eyes of the City) and Joseph Rodriguez (Spanish Harlem) about the craft of documentary photography, particularly the sub-genre we call street photography, and its successful application critically if not commercially on Book form. Included will be a first-hand account of the creation of the modern photo book industry (or how Gerhard Steidl went from a postcard printer to a photo book publishing powerhouse). Moderated by CEO, founder, and eyewitness Daniel Power.
The Eyes of the City is a collection of work from Sandler's 40 year career in photography.December 6, 2017 — The Gallery at Leica Store Miami is proud to present Richard Sandler's photo exhibition, The Eyes of the City. The collection will debut on December 6, 2017 with an opening reception at 7:30pm, and be available for public viewing from December 6, 2017 – February 20, 2018.
Says Sandler about his exhibition, "The photographs in this show were made in New York City (and Boston) between 20 and 40 years ago, and they depict a complicated time that lives in limbo: they are too young to be historical records of the distant past, and too old to resemble today’s high tech malaise; Thus, these are pictures from the 'recent past,' and as such, they reveal the time just before the mass proliferation of computers, cell phones, digital cameras and the internet.
New York was a mess and there was no way to filter the realities of the broken city, and there was no refuge in virtual space yet. For better and for worse, one was simply ’on the street,’ 'in public space,' bathing in the comforts, (or terrors), of the human sea.
Underground, graffiti tags and spray painting exploded onto every surface and whole subway cars were “bombed,” windows and all. Above and below ground, crime and crack were on the rise, rents were cheap, many souls were homeless, and tourists avoided the city.
The Times Square and the East Village streets, though dangerous, were also havens for an edgy art scene with dozens of galleries and music clubs. In mid-town, and on Wall Street, the rich wore gaudy furs in unprecedented numbers, and like now, the extremes of wealth and destitution were on parade.To some, the New York City of the recent past was a hell on Earth, yet to others it was one of New York’s most fertile artistic periods.
I had one eye out for soulful and ironic juxtapositions, and the other out to record civic history itself. I shot 4 – 5 rolls of film everyday and safely danced with the city’s ghosts."
In this B&H Event Space video, photographer Richard Sandler discusses The Eyes of the City, a book he produced about street photography and how it has changed since the events of 9/11. Topics Sanders touches on include the tools and techniques of meaningful street photography and strategies you can implement to improve your street-shooting skills.
Street photographer and documentary filmmaker Richard Sandler will be joined in conversation with picture editor Mark Bussell for an unforgettable event celebrating Richard’s stunning new book.
About The Eyes of the City:
Timing, skill, and talent all play an important role in creating a great photograph, but the most primary element, the photographer’s eye, is perhaps the most crucial. In The Eyes of the City, Richard Sandler showcases decades’ worth of work, proving his eye for street life rivals any of his generation.
From 1977 to just weeks before September 11, 2001, Richard regularly walked through the streets of Boston and New York, making incisive and humorous pictures that read the pulse of that time. After serendipitously being gifted a Leica camera in 1977, Sandler shot in Boston for three productive years and then moved back home to photograph in an edgy, dangerous, colicky New York City.
In the 1980s crime and crack were on the rise and their effects were socially devastating. Times Square, Harlem, and the East Village were seeded with hard drugs, while in Midtown Manhattan, and on Wall Street, the rich flaunted their furs in unprecedented numbers, and “greed was good.”
In the 1990s the city underwent drastic changes to lure in tourists and corporations, the result of which was rapid gentrification. Rents were raised and neighborhoods were sanitized, clearing them of both crime and character. Throughout these turbulent and creative years Sandler paced the streets with his native New Yorker’s eye for compassion, irony, and unvarnished fact.
The results are presented in The Eyes of the City, many for the first time in print. Overtly, they capture a complex time when beauty mixed with decay, yet below the picture surface, they hint at unrecognized ghosts in the American psyche.
About the Author and Moderator:
Richard Sandler is a street photographer and documentary filmmaker. He has directed and shot eight non-fiction films, including The Gods of Times Square, Brave New York, and Radioactive City. Sandler’s still photographs are in the permanent collections of the New York Public Library, the Brooklyn Museum, the New York Historical Society, and the Houston Museum of Fine Art. He was awarded a New York Foundation for the Arts fellowship for photography, a John Simon Guggenheim Foundation fellowship for Filmmaking, and a New York State Council on the Arts fellowship also for Filmmaking.
Mark Bussell is the former Picture Editor of The New York Times and of The New York Times Magazine. He currently teaches at New York University Tisch School of the Arts.
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