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Invisible City, Night Walk, Steidl

A Suspension of Memory

New Daylight Digital edition:


A Suspension of Memory

Ken Schles in collaboration with Alan Rapp

Ken Schles’ Invisible City was published in 1988 to wide acclaim, both for Schles’ remarkably strong personal vision, and for its seminal description of New York City’s East Village in all its decaying glory. It was named a New York Times Notable Book of the Year and included in the MoMA’s 1992 exhibit More Than One Photography. Vince Aletti (in the New Yorker) recognized the book as “hellishly brilliant.”

Long out of print, a new edition of Invisible City is forthcoming from Steidl, along with a new book of Schles’ work from the same period, Night Walk, expanding Schles’ intimate chronicle of New York’s last pre-Internet bohemian outpost.

This new Daylight Digital edition presents images from both works: selections from Invisible City in addition to premiering select work from the yet-to-be-released Night Walk — synthesized together for the first time with a collaborative text by Alan Rapp in an original multimedia presentation. Link

About kenschles

Ken Schles is the author of Invisible City (1988; reprint 2015 and 2016), The Geometry of Innocence (2001), A New History of Photography: The World Outside and the Pictures In Our Heads (2007), Oculus (2011) and Night Walk (2015 and 2016). His work has been nominated for the Deutsche Börse Prize, exhibited by The Museum of Modern Art, noted by the New York Times Book Review, cited in histories of the medium (Parr/Badger, Auer & Auer, 10x10 American Photobooks) and issued by some of the foremost publishers of our time (Steidl, Hatje Cantz, Twelvetrees Press). They're considered “intellectual milestones in photography” (Süddeutsche Zeitung), “hellishly brilliant” (The New Yorker). Ken Schles’ work is included in private and public collections such as The Museum of Modern Art, The Rijksmuseum, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Museo d"Arte Contemporanea (MACRO) Testaccio Museum, and more than 100 other museum and library collections world-wide. 
 Ken Schles is a NYFA Fellow. http://www.kenschles.com


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