Street Photography: New York City Exposed and "Word On The Street"

The W New York – Times Square presents Sam Horine’s street photos while Richard Nagler’s  clever new photo book, WORD ON THE STREET, reveals unique portraits with single defining words.

Sam HorineSam Horine at The W New Tork -Times Square
The chic W New York – Times Square, which planted its flag there in 2001, is currently hosting another photography show in its Street Style Photography Series that features an exclusive exhibit by Sam Horine, the Brooklyn-based street-style photographer for New York Magazine and The Village Voice.  The collection portrays New York’s myriad faces through candid shots of fashionable residents and places around the city. It is the fourth such exhibit hosted by W New York, and worthy of a visit.  Horine’s retrospective runs through January 10, 2011.

Richard Nagler’s WORD ON THE STREET

Richard Nagler's WORD ON THE STREETIf you can’t make a visit to NYC, but yearn for authentic serendipitous street scenes, Richard Nagler’s book is just the ticket. WORD ON THE STREET (Heyday, November 2010, hardcover, $45), reveals compelling work by this San Francisco-based photographer Nagler, shot all over the world.  Each image maintains the rubric of one word, one person, one photographer.  The ever-talented Nagler, who has worked on this soulful project for three decades, has spent years waiting for the moment when a person enters a frame and a single word in the background sets a poignant stage. Sometimes a visual pun, sometimes a haiku (or as Allen Ginsberg once said “visual poetics”) Nagler’s work is both delightful and provocative, offering  a thoughtful reflection of life.

The book’s foreword notes “As the history of fine art photography is written and re-written, this body of work by Richard Nagler will always stand apart for its imaginative synthesis of word and image.”

Add this book to your wish list or gift list.


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