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New York Journal of Books reviews Arlene Gottfried's 'Sometimes Overwhelming'
Jul 29, 2020
"Arlene Gottfried's photographs chronicle the excitement and everyday strangeness of a New York City long since forgotten. Before gentrification, before the AIDS crisis, Sometimes Overwhelming is a group portrait of a hard-bitten working-class metropolis. The images run the gamut from smiling families to the hardcore sexuality of the erotic underground. Gottfried captures an American city in all its glorious self-contradictions." –Karl Wolff, New York Journal of Books