The New Yorkers is a glorious look at a city bursting with colour and life. It is a body of work full of frozen moments, serendipity and reflection. Through Robert Herman s work we recognise the New York we knew and the New York we still know today. His street photography freezes people and places in this city at decisive moments, with spontaneity and authenticity. In this book the city waves at us, looks us right in the eye and brushes past us, without seeing. It layers images upon images like the best graffiti – always renewing and reforming itself. Features a Foreword by Sean Corocoran, Curator of Prints and Photographs, Museum of the City of New York and an Essay by Stella Kramer, Pulitzer Prize Winning Photo Editor.
About Artist: Robert Herman has been a street photographer since his days as an NYU film student back in the late 70’s. Using his father’s Nikon F and a 50mm lens, he began by exploring the city as a means to connect with the people in his neighborhood and learn the craft of making images. His photos of New York City, shot between 1978-2005 on Kodachrome, are now collected in his first monograph: “The New Yorkers”. “The Phone Book” his new collection of iPhone photos made with the Hipstamatic App was published by Schiffer Books in November 2015.
His work is part of the permanent collections of the Museum of the City of New York, George Eastman House, Fondazione Morra, Naples, Italy and the Telfair Museum in Savannah, GA. His photographs are also in many private collections including Westin and Marriott Hotels.
He has a BFA in Filmmaking from the Tisch School of the Arts at New York University and received his Masters in Digital Photography from the School of Visual Arts in NYC.
The New Yorkers, his first monograph, is now in the 3rd printing. The Phone Book, a collection of his iPhone photographs made with the Hipstamatic App was published in the October of 2015 by Schiffer Books. His love of light and color, and making images that find the transcendent in the seemingly mundane, continues to this day.