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"Visually stimulating and incredibly powerful," The Daily Beast selects Invisible City as a best photo book of 2015.

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All the arguments against it are right: too crowded, too loud, too spread out, too expensive. But also: too exciting, too energetic, too fast, too much. All superlatives. New York, I Love You, But… is a glimpse at the superlative that is New York; an audience to the internal conversation of the ...
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Page turn video of Invisible City from Landscape Stories (Italia) http://www.landscapestories.net/photobooks/videobooks?lang=en direct link on Vimeo https://vimeo.com/channels/ls1/137844068
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Nice to be the lead mention in the same sentence as Yoko Ono, John Waters, Harmony Korine and Mary Ellen Mark. http://nymag.com/thecut/2015/05/fashion-worlds-most-eccentric-magazine.html?mid=fb-share-thecut
A first look at the second issue of <em>Let's Panic &mdash; </em>including previously unpublished photos by Mario Sorrenti.
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5/5★ A brilliant portrait of a city in decline: "Noorderlicht Photogallery now shows about a hundred photographs from both books and the result is overwhelming. The images are reminiscent of the classic New York street photos of William Klein and debauched nachtschuimers of Swedish photographer Anders Petersen. With extreme close-ups, movement and blur. Poetic and direct. Raw and dark. A brilliant portrait of a city in decline and the people living in it."
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T/m 7 juni Gratis, Fotogalerie Noorderlicht, Groningen. noorderlicht.com In 1988 publiceerde Ken Schles het fotoboek Invisible City, een portret in gruizig zwart-wit van de Lower East Side, toen een v…
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Come by for a book signing of my Steidl titles Wednesday 3/4/15 6-8!
To coincide with the Armory Show, opening this week in New York, Harper’s Books brings some of its coveted stock to the Carlyle Hotel for a three-day exhibition.
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I hope you can join me for a #free #public #talk at the Museum of the American Gangster. It was an offer I couldn't refuse. #photobook #signing. I'll be signing my #Steidl #books #InvisibleCity and #NightWalk. 
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"But what I’m thinking about all the time are my own ghosts — not the city’s, but mine..." Ada Calhoun writes in The New York Times on the rumors that the "city is dead." #NYC #EastVillage #photography http://www.nytimes.com/2015/11/01/opinion/sunday/my-city-was-gone-or-was-it.html (with accompanying Ken Schles image portfolio).
Do our beloved old neighborhoods lose their cool, or do we?
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"On the occasion of the release of his new book, Night Walk, Steidl is reissuing the photographer's first monograph published in 1988. An opportunity to (re) discover Invisible City, an amazing exploration of the slums of New York… With both tenderness and disappointment, his images bear witness to a life of wild district… the photographer describes a neighborhood ravaged, violent and hopeless… And the look of Ken Schles is far from being detached, an intimacy with his subject gives his photographs an incredible force.”
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A l’occasion de la sortie de son nouvel ouvrage, Night Walk, Steidl réédite la première monographie du photographe Ken Schles parue en 1988. Une opportunité de (re)découvrir Invisible City, une incroyable exploration des bas-fonds de New-york. Ken Schles est un photographe américain né en 1960. Pendant une décennie, alors âgé d’une vingtaine d’années, il a photographié son quartier, le fameux East Village. Bien loin de la vision romantique que l’...
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"[Night] Walk sings... The reality is that as we age, we get a little wiser... [Night] Walk feels expansive in ways that City feels restrictive... [Night] Walk both echoes the times and circumstances under which the photographs were made, but also our times and circumstances, the things we do (or don't do), the things we share (and don't share). Seen that way, Night Walk does what it needs to be doing, given our cities' lives: it references the past as much as the present and the future."  (JM Colberg, Conscientious Photo Magazine 2015-03-23) http://cphmag.com/schles-invisible-night/
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Invisible City by Ken Schles This week's Book of the Week pick comes from David Carol who has selected Invisible City by Ken Schles from Steidl. "When I was in my teens and early 20s you could find me in New York City's lower east side. I spent as much time as possible at CBGBs, Max's Kansas ...
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This is about Audrey—and about the world as it presents itself. http://www.tilted-arc.com/2015/02/17/backstory-drowned-in-sorrow-by-ken-schles/
...we only see what we want to see. Some say we only see what we already know. But I think more is possible, that we can be opened to deeper meanings, because all understanding comes through metaphor. Ken Schles, Drowned In Sorrow, 1984, from Invisible City. © Ken Schles. Image courtesy of the
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