Photographing the Lower East Side
An ICP class project
About the Book
A class project, Photographing New York: The Lower East Side, at the School of the International Center of Photography. Each student photographed a different aspect of the neighborhood, chose a selection of images, and participated in designing and laying out the book.
Brian Rose is a photographer based in New York City. He graduated from Cooper Union in 1979, and shortly afterwards began photographing the Lower East Side of Manhattan. In 1985 he began photographing the former Iron Curtain and the Berlin Wall. That work has been published as the "Lost Border, The Landscape of the Iron Curtain." Rose has continued to photograph Berlin with a focus on the former border zone, and his Blurb book "Berlin: In From the Cold" received an honorable mention in the Photography Book Now competition in 2009. In 2012 Rose published Time and Space on the Lower East Side, which juxtaposes images of this historic neighborhood from 1980 and 2010. And in 2014 he published Metamorphosis, Meatpacking District, 1985 + 2013, a companion to Time and Space, which looks at the profound changes to that neighborhood and the city in general. Rose's photographs have been collected by the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Museum of Modern Art.