Past Book Spotlight

Boltanski

“Boltanski produces short films, composes real or fictional dossiers about his life, reconstructs an accident in which he dies, which has never happened to him, and files ‘moments’ of his life in biscuit tins.”

‘Man Ray. An American Artist’

Man Ray is the quintessential modernist figure—painter, sculptor, object maker and collagist; filmmaker and printmaker; poet, essayist and philosopher—and the most enigmatic of the Dada-Surrealists who transformed the Paris art world during the ferment of the 1920s and beyond.

Shooting Back: A Photographic View of Life by Homeless Children

The astounding photographs and accompanying comments by children in this book will inform those concerned about the consequences of poverty and homelessness, while inspiring everyone with their testament to the endurance and innate creativity of the human spirit.

Olympic Favela

Approximately 1.4 million people live in Rio de Janeiro’s favelas. In autumn of 2012, Marc Ohrem-Leclef set out to portray the people directly and indirectly affected by policies of systematic removal. He returned to the city early in the summer of 2013 to continue this work…

Drive-By Shootings

Read about Drive-By Shootings in this second installment of our new feature that showcases selections from the PRC Library.

The Jazz Loft Project

Photographs and Tapes of W. Eugene Smith from 821 Sixth Avenue, 1957-1965

By Sam Stephenson
In 1957, W. Eugene Smith, a 38-year-old magazine photographer, left his comfortable world to move into a dilapidated loft building at 821 Sixth Avenue in New York City. Smith was trying to complete the most ambitious project of his life, a massive photo-essay on the city of Pittsburgh.Read More »The Jazz Loft Project