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Reel Art Press : David Godlis : Godlis Streets


“As Garry Winogrand said, ‘I photograph to see what things look like photographed.’ This book is what I photographed.” David Godlis has been taking photographs on the streets of New York for the past 40 years. “I am a Street Photographer. I walk around with a camera and shoot what I see. I’ve been doing that ever since I bought my first 35mm camera in 1970.” Godlis Streets is the first book dedicated to the artist and photographer’s incredible body of work and focuses on the 1970s and 1980s. Godlis’s street photographs from this time capture moments of mundanity, humour and pathos; his gift for acute observation and impeccable framing elevating these images to the extraordinary. A definition of what sincere street photography can and should be, Godlis Streets is the very best photography of its kind. The book is introduced by a foreword by Luc Sante and an afterword by Chris Stein. Born in New York City in 1951, David Godlis picked up his first camera in 1970, and has been shooting photographs non-stop ever since. The artist became...

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