Brooklyn Prints proudly features images from photographers who have found inspiration in the ultimate urban landscape: the streets of New York City.
Photographer Chad Gayle has worked for Poetry Magazine and has taught English literature at a number of colleges around the country. Chad is particularly adept at capturing New York City’s many flavors, and he proudly carries on a tradition of black and white film photography that has been kept alive, in the digital age, thanks to innovations in developing chemistry, scanning technology, and computer image processing software. He is at home on the streets of New York, where he can often be seen with his head concealed under a dark cloth and his body scrunched behind a large format camera; his pictures of New York range from the whimsical, as are some of his photos of Times Square, to the refined, as are many of his images of the Brooklyn Bridge.
Carol Highsmith has been called “America’s Photographer.” In addition to client based commercial and architectural photography, she has completed the exclusive photography for more than fifty nationally distributed coffee-table books about U.S. cities, states, and regions, most published by Random House Publishing. Random House has also published Highsmith books on Ellis Island, engineering marvels, and New York’s World Trade Center; more than 1.5 million Highsmith books have sold nationwide.
Jack Boucher (1931-2012) received his first camera when he was twelve years old. He took photographs for the National Parks Service and was Chief of Historic Sites for the State of New Jersey; his body of work includes photographs taken for the Historic American Buildings Survey, or HABS, and his work at HABS formed the subject of the book “A Record in Detail, the Architectural Photography of Jack E. Boucher,” which is available from the University of Missouri Press. Dennis Hockman, editor in chief of Preservation Magazine, wrote in a remembrance published in 2012 that Jack’s “images are appreciated [today] as more than just documents of historic places; they are appreciated as art.” His photographic career took him to forty-nine states as well as Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands and spanned five decades of American history.
John T. “Jet” Lowe is one of the photographers employed by the U.S. National Park Service on the Historic American Building Survey and Historic American Engineering Record (HAER) projects. Lowe uses large format images to record significant and often threatened American industrial sites for the National Park Service’s HAER program.
Gordon Parks (1912-2006) was a novelist, writer, photographer, and film director. Widely lauded as one of twentieth-century America’s greatest photographers, Parks took photos of the nation’s inner cities for the Farm Security Administration in the 1940s and became a staff photographer at LIFE Magazine in 1948, a position that he held onto for two decades. His seminal portraits of famous African Americans, including Malcolm X and Mohammed Ali, are now considered iconic images that helped to redefine race relations in the 1960s. Parks was also the first African American to write, direct, and score a Hollywood film, 1969’s The Learning Tree, which was a film adaptation of his autobiographical novel.
As a photographer, a historian, and a architectural critic, Cervin Robinson is widely recognized as one of the nation’s most distinguished architectural scholars. After he received his BA in English literature at Harvard University, he worked as an assistant to Walker Evans, and he has received numerous commissions from historical societies, the Library of Congress, architectural magazines, and the film industry over the years. Robinson lectures and writes regularly for various architectural and academic periodicals and has taught architectural photography at Columbia University.
Marjory Collins (1912–1985) was an American photojournalist who is best remembered for her documentary photos of American life on the home front during World War II, while she was employed by the United States Office of War Information. In the 1960s, she also worked as an editor and a writer covering the civil rights movement, the Vietnam War, and the equal rights movement for women, and she once described herself as “a rebel looking for a cause.”
Samuel Gottscho (1875-1971) was an American architectural, landscape, and nature photographer. Born in Brooklyn, New York, Gottscho took his first photograph at Coney Island; as a professional commercial photographer, his architectural photography appeared regularly in the New York Times and on the covers of American Architect magazine and the Architecture and Architectural Record. In 1967, his botanical work won him the New York Botanical Garden’s Distinguished Service Medal.
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