Susannah Ray, New York Waterways

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Susannah Ray, New York Waterways

The lesser-known shores of the world's most famous concrete jungle celebrated in a uniquely emotive publication...

Consistently brilliant east London indie book publisher, Hoxton Mini Press, release the fifth book from their Tales From the City series, documenting the curious findings of Susannah Ray — a photographer living in the Rockaways who spent two years navigating the largely unheralded shorelines of New York City.

Susannah Ray, New York Waterways—Published by Hoxton Mini Press

Inspired by the words of American poet Walt Whitman (who shares a range of emotional and spiritual experiences with fellow travellers in his 1856 poem, Crossing Brooklyn Ferry), Ray’s impactful images take the viewer on a seasonal journey through the five boroughs — documenting the waterways where authentic New Yorkers can be found all year-round. Fishing, swimming, or just daydreaming; a concrete jungle surrounded by water, Susannah Ray captures the city’s rare dichotomy with voyeuristic grace. Follow the lens as Ray canters past sheltered bays, underneath bridges and over rivers; imparting us with her perspective on a city which — despite being largely defined by water — harbours so many unknown shorelines.

The latest in a series that includes People of London, Urban Dirt Bikers, and London Youth, New York Waterways is presented as a 120-page hardcover with cloth-covered back case, Susannah Ray’s moving images accompanied by an eight-page booklet that includes that famed Walt Whitman’s poem, and available as a signed and numbered collector’s edition limited to 100 copies.

New York Waterways by Susannah Ray is published by Hoxton Mini Press at £17.95

@hoxtonminipress

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