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After graduating in 1975 from Washington University in St. Louis Carrie Boretz began her life as a New York City photographer a week later, landing an internship at the Village Voice. Over the next decade she photographed for The New York Times Magazine, New York, Sports Illustrated, People, Fortune, and Life. By the 1990s she was shooting almost daily for the New York Times?s DAY beat, one picture that revealed a slice of the city on that particular day. The streets were her "office" life but after 25 years of shooting, she traded it in to start life in an actual office and became a photo editor at S.I.?s GOLF, (2003-2013) where she was the only one on staff who didn?t play the game. STREET is her first book of photographs.Residence- New York, NY Vivian Gornick (born 14 June 1935 in The Bronx, New York City) is an American critic, essayist, and memoirist. She is the author of 11 books; the most recent, The Odd Woman and the City, was published in May 2015. Her journalism has appeared in The New York Times, The Nation, The Atlantic Monthly, as well as many other publications; and she has taught non-fiction writing in MFA programs all over the States.Author Residence- New York, NYVivian Gornick (born 14 June 1935 in The Bronx, New York City) is an American critic, essayist, and memoirist. She is the author of 11 books; the most recent, The Odd Woman and the City, was published in May 2015. Her journalism has appeared in The New York Times, The Nation, The Atlantic Monthly, as well as many other publications; and she has taught non-fiction writing in MFA programs all over the States.Illustrator Residence- New York, NYIllustrator Hometown- Bronx

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"Her black and white photographs are a study in compositional skills when photography was much different from the present era of technological advancement." --Blouin Artinfo

"She [Boretz] has mastered the ability to arrest the viewer's eye and resonate with the timeless photographs of children playing in the park, streets, and schoolyards. As well as the intimacy in lovers, strangers, and relatives. Street embodies the entire spectrum of the complexities of the common people." --Daily Beast "Instead of capturing the social and political strife that dominated the city during that period, Carrie's work focuses on the subtle and often familiar comings and goings of everyday life in the neighbourhoods around where she lived, before the city was reborn and regenerated into the New York we know today." --i-D "The book is a testament to seeing, Carrie managing to stay hyper aware of juxtapositions and relationships, but it is also a testament to commitment, returning year after year to the streets in search of that split second of something real and beautiful." --Lenscratch "The photographs detain notions of simplicity and awareness, avoiding the commotion of the city. The book brings together works of the past, but with aspects of humanity that remain on the streets today." --Wallpaper* AS SEEN IN: IN-PUBLIC, PEOPLE, Timeline, The Village Voice, The Guardian, Spiegel, Far Out

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