In 1980 Brian Rose photographed the Lower East Side in collaboration with fellow Cooper Union graduate Ed Fausty. We combed the neighborhood for a year working in color with a 4×5 view camera. In recent years Brian has been re-photographing the Lower East Side, working alone this time, taking a long view of history and change.
Time and Space on the Lower East Side is a book that connects these two bodies of work that look backward and forward, and posits the idea that places are not simply “then and now,” but exist in a continuum of decay and rebirth.
East 5th 1980
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