“A NEW, DEMOCRATIC AESTHETIC… A CHORAL PORTRAIT OF 9/11”: FIRST EDITION OF HERE IS NEW YORK
SCHULAN, Michael and PERESS, Gilles, et al. Here Is New York. A Democracy of Photographs. Zurich, Berlin and New York: Scalo, (2002). Thick oblong quarto, original photographic paper-covered boards, original slipcase. $350.
First edition, the compelling photobook of 9/11, a compilation of nearly 1000 full-color and black-and-white photographic plates with images by noted photographers such as Gilles Peress, Susan Meiselas and Jeff Mermelstein, along with the contributions of hundreds who stood witness to what has become “the most documented event in human history” (New York Times).
When a small photographic exhibit honoring the 9/11 opened only weeks after the World Trade Center tragedy, housed in a small building 15 blocks north of Ground Zero, it marked the beginning of a effort that united the work of thousands of photographers, a community of professionals and amateurs ultimately producing “one of the largest photographic archives in world history devoted to a single event” (Introduction). This first edition of Here is New York stands as a profound record of what has become “the most documented event in human history,” expressive of “a new, democratic aesthetic… a choral portrait of 9/11 and its echoing emotional fallout” (New York Times). Small remainder mark on spine ends of book and slipcase.
Images fresh and bright, light edge-wear to book and slipcase. Near-fine.