New York City Up and Down

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New York City Up and Down is an elegant, incisive, and unexpected review of forty years of exploration by renowned documentary photographer Jean-Pierre Laffont. With 172 black and white images, along with 99 colour photos, Laffont presents a commentary on the ups and downs socially, politically, and visually that have taken place in his favourite city. Organised into three parts, titled 'The City Never Sleeps', 'The Movers and the Shakers' and 'The Mean Streets', this is a book not to be missed by anyone who has ever had any curiosity at all about the 'real' New York City, as seen through the eyes of a true visionary. AUTHOR: Jean-Pierre Laffont attended the School of Graphic Art in Vevey, Switzerland, where he received his Master's in Photography. For more than four decades, Laffont has been published in top magazines including Figaro, London Sunday Times, Newsweek, Paris Match, Ster and Time. Among the numerous awards Laffont has received are the Overseas Press Club of America's Madeline Dane Ross Award, the World Press Photo General Picture Award, and an award from the New York Newspaper Guild. He resides in New York City with his wife and editor, Eliane. SELLING POINTS: From the author of Photographer's Paradise, which won the 2014 Lucie award for Publisher of the Year for Glitterati Incorporated Internationally-renowned photojournalist's intimate look at the city he loves most, through decades of social, political, and physical change Presentation is arranged to highlight cultural elements, rather than the typical decade-by-decade reportage of comparable books 250 colour images