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the-nyc-mind asked: Great Images !

Hi Edward, thanks so much for adding the link! So appreciated, Best, Robert

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New York City

series:  “The New Yorkers”

Robert Herman has been a street photographer since his days as an NYU film student back in the late 70’s. Using his father’s Nikon F and a 50mm lens, he began by exploring the city as a means to connect with the people in his neighborhood and learn the craft of making images.  His photos of New York City, shot between 1978-2005 on Kodachrome, are now collected in his first monograph: The New Yorkers.

His work is part of the permanent collections of the George Eastman House and the Telfair Museum in Savannah, GA. His photographs are also in many private collections including Westin and Marriott Hotels. In 2011, images from The New Yorkers were exhibited at the Istanbul Photography Museum.  Most recently, his solo exhibition “A Waking Dream,” was shown at the Museum of Modern Art in Cartagena, Columbia.

He has a BFA in Filmmaking from the Tisch School of the Arts at New York University and received his Masters in Digital Photography from the School of Visual Arts in NYC. His love of light and color, and making images that find the transcendent in the seemingly mundane, continues to this day.

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This is one of the most emotionally poignant collections I’ve seen in a long while. Each photograph speaks to you so directly that it is as if you and the photographer are one; you not only see what he sees but you feel his emotion. The happiness of washing blowing in the wind; the warning to the young coloured woman with a poster’s huge white male fist in her back; and a need to run and protect the two young boys navigating those huge limos waiting to spring to life in Little Italy.
These photographs are magnificent! Congratulations Robert Herman!
    Anna Morris
    Cape Town, South Africa

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I always knew that it would only be a matter of time until the viewer entered into the genius of that which is Robert Herman’s eye.
Mr. Herman’s command of color alone is up there with the masters…Saul Leiter and Stephen Shore.
A portrait of New Yorkers as they do not remember themselves. Exquisite.
Rikki Reich
New York City