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New York City's monuments and statues from the vantage point of re-nown photographer Louis Mendes. A view of what many native New Yorkers take for granted everyday and tourists travel worlds to touch. This book is dedicated to an appreciation of New York's treasures both structural and institutional. Joyous street scenes that capture the genuine spirit of New York. Included are snap shots of Wilbert Tatum, Rev. Al Sharpton, Don King and Little Anthony and the Imperials. Louis Mendes is a Street Photographer best known for his Speed Graphic camera and distinctive style. Consistently shooting revelers, graduates and lovers for more than 50 years in New York and around the United States. Louis Mendes has appeared in many publications such as B&W magazine. ( 7/2009) Written about by noted and award winning journalists and authors such as David Gonzalez for his New York Times articles (1995 & 2010) and Kerri Macdonald for the New York Times LENS blog installment "Must See: He Kept His Speed Graphic". (2010) Moreover Mendes was featured in "One Hundred Jobs" by Ron Howell photographed by Ozier Muhammad published in 2000. Mendes was also cited for his flash techniques in "Photographic Lighting Simplified" by Susan McCartney published 2003. Mendes appears in Harvey Stein's 1998 book "Coney Island." He resides in Harlem, New York and has two daughters.

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