Brooklyn: portrait of a changing New York borough – in pictures


In a new book, Brooklyn Photographs Now, a group of emerging photographers capture the vibrancy of a borough that has faced immense change from Coney Island to Williamsburg

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Ava Playing in hydrant sprinkler during Brooklyn block party by Evan Sklar.                                                          Photograph: Evan Sklar

Poster Boy, Brooklyn, NY, 2008 Street artist Poster Boy has gained a reputation for “ad-jamming”, or reconstructing and subverting subway posters.

Poster Boy, Brooklyn, NY, 2008 Street artist Poster Boy has gained a reputation for ‘ad-jamming’, or reconstructing and subverting subway posters. Brooklyn Photographs Now by Marla Hamburg Kennedy published by Rizzoli is out now    Photograph: Christopher Anderson/MagnumFacebookTwitterPinterest
Defonte’s, 2011 Defonte’s is a sandwich shop in Red Hook known for its Italian heroes.

Defonte’s, 2011Defonte’s is a sandwich shop in Red Hook known for its Italian heroes         Photograph: Guillaume GaudetFacebookTwitterPinterest

Magnification 03, 2016 An image from Josh Ethan Johnson, who lives in New York and devotes time to photography, music, and film-making, is part of his Magnification series.
Magnification 03, 2016 An image from Josh Ethan Johnson, who lives in New York and devotes time to photography, music, and film-making, is part of his                                                        Magnification series   
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Manhattan Bridge from Brooklyn, 2007 The bridge connects Lower Manhattan with Downtown Brooklyn and was opened in 1909.
Kings Theater, n.d. Brooklyn Opened as a movie palace in 1929 and closed in 1977, the theater sat empty for decades until a complete renovation was initiated in 2010.
Hello Brooklyn 2009 “The remarkable collection of images in this volume is not just a testimony to the vibrancy of theart of photography, but a record of Brooklyn’s unquenchable dynamism,” reads the introduction by Philip Lopate.

 
 

 



Brooklyn Bridge, 2007 Spanning the East River, the bridge connects Manhattan to Brooklyn and was completed in 1883.


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Published by CityFella

Big city fella, Born and Raised in the San Francisco Bay Area. Lived in New York (a part time New Yorker) for three years . I have lived in the Sacramento area since 1993. When I first moved here, I hated it. Initially found the city too conservative for my tastes. A great place to raise children however too few options for adults . The city has grown up, there is much to do here. The city suffers from low self esteem in my opinion, locals have few positive words to say about their hometown. visitors and transplants are amazed at what they find here. From, the grand old homes in Alkali Flats, and the huge trees in midtown, there are many surprises in Sacramento. Theater is alive is this area . And finally ,there is a nightlife... In.downtown midtown, for the young and not so young. My Criticism is with local government. There is a shortage of visionaries in city hall. Sacramento has long relied on the state, feds and real estate for revenue. Like many cities in America,Downtown Sacramento was the hub of activity in the area. as the population moved to the suburbs and retail followed. The city has spent millions to revive downtown. Today less than ten thousand people live downtown. No one at city hall could connect the dots. Population-Retail. Business says Sacramento is challenging and many corporations have chosen to set up operations outside the cities limits. There is vision in the burbs. Sacramento has bones, there are many good pieces here, leaders seem unable or unwilling to put those pieces together into. Rant aside, I love it here. From the trees to the rivers. But its the people here that move me. Sacramento is one of the most integrated cities in America. I find I'm welcome everywhere. The spices work in this city of nearly 500,000 and for the most part these spices blend well together. From Ukrainians to Hispanics and a sizable gay community, all the spices seem to work well here. I frequently travel and occasionally I will venture into a city with huge racial borders, where its unsafe to visit after certain hours. I haven't found it here. I cant imagine living in a community where there is one hue or one spice. I love the big trees, Temple Coffee House, the Alhambra Safeway, Zelda's Pizza, Bicyclist in Midtown, The Mother Lode Saloon, Crest Theater, and the Rivers. I could go on and I might. Sacramento is home.

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