“I have always been more interested in the subtle and familiar moments of everyday life, not the big news stories. They are telling in different ways and just as powerful. Nothing was scripted but played out right before me.”
– Carrie Boretz
Carrie Boretzs show us New York City in the late 20th Century. In the photo book STREET: New York City – 70s, 80s, 90s, we’re living in the land of the common people in the city’s vibrant neighbourhoods and communities. Her pictures show us people living life in all its complexities, absurdities and contradictions.
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.
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