Outer Boroughs: New York Beyond Manhattan
Outer Boroughs: New York beyond Manhattan continues the tradition – actually the several traditions – of photography in New York City. My predecessors worked almost entirely in Manhattan, but I worked in the other four boroughs – Bronx, Queens, Brooklyn and Staten Island. Most of my pictures were taken on anonymous streets where the people of the place live and go about their business; they represent the quotidian, not the spectacular; they are the outer boroughs of the spirit as well as of the physical city. My work is not concerned with documentation, the way things look, but with “thusness” – the feel of a place at a particular moment. Each image represents a certain time in a certain part of a certain city where, I have found, even in unlikely neighborhoods there are occasions for beauty.
- William Meyers
192 pages, 86 duotone plates.
Published by Damiani, 2015.
Essays by Vicki Goldberg and Francis Morrone