Sylvia Plachy: Goings On About Town: Photographs For The New Yorker

Sylvia Plachy Goings On About Town Photographs For The New Yorker Sylvia Plachy was the first photographer ever to be assigned to shoot the opening picture of the essential Goings On About Town section of The New Yorker She did so for than a year in conjunction wit

  • Title: Sylvia Plachy: Goings On About Town: Photographs For The New Yorker
  • Author: Mark Singer
  • ISBN: 9781597110518
  • Page: 309
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Sylvia Plachy was the first photographer ever to be assigned to shoot the opening picture of the essential Goings On About Town section of The New Yorker She did so for than a year, in conjunction with the legendary magazine s front section redesign of 2005 From the Mermaid Parade on Coney Island to Forest Park in Queens, from backstage to center stage, in Goings OnSylvia Plachy was the first photographer ever to be assigned to shoot the opening picture of the essential Goings On About Town section of The New Yorker She did so for than a year, in conjunction with the legendary magazine s front section redesign of 2005 From the Mermaid Parade on Coney Island to Forest Park in Queens, from backstage to center stage, in Goings On About Town, Plachy explores the city s dynamics from the inside out, revealing the vital, and, at times, wacky creativity that energizes New York City around the clock In so doing, she presents hidden gems that most of us never have a chance to see up close like Macy s New Jersey workshop for the annual Thanksgiving Day Parade Plachy s humor and way of looking is particularly suited to such offbeat assignments Almost entirely in color, this volume also includes some images that have never been published before Joyful and idiosyncratic, Goings On About Town is quintessentially Plachy, and quintessentially New York.

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    1. This book of photographs, with a foreword by Mark Singer and an afterword by Elisabeth Biondi, consists of eighty pictures that were taken while Plachy was the photographer for The New Yorker's "Goings On About Town" section, plus one that wasn't. The pictures are a mix of color and black & white, and are mostly from 2005 and 2006 (the book came out in 2007). As Singer notes in the foreword, nearly all the pictures contain at least one living creature, though some of my favorites are ones th [...]

    2. Nice picture book of New York but don't agree with some of the methods used in her pictures. Most photographers would redo photos that were distorted or blurred in certain parts. Nice ideas though.

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