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powerHouse Books is world-renowned and critically acclaimed for its diverse publishing programme—specializing in photojournalism, fine art, documentary, and street photography. The...
Mean Streets: Edward Grazda's fascinating images of New York City between 1970 and 1985
Monday, October 9, 2017
"In the late 1970s and early '80s, the institutions of power in New York had failed. A bankrupt city government had sold its power over to the banks, and the financiers' severe austerity schemes gutted the Big Apple's support systems.
Most of New York's traditional industries had already left, and those power brokers in charge of the new system retreated to their high-rises and left the streets to the hustlers, preachers, and bums; the workers struggling to get by; and a new generation of artists who were squatting in the empty industrial buildings downtown and bearing witness to the urban decay and institutional abandonment all around them..." via Creative Boom to continue reading click here. MEAN STREETS by Edward Grazda hits the streets (aka bookstores!) tomorrow!