Louis Stettner : Penn Station, New York Hardback
Louis Stettner is one of the last living members of the avant-garde New York School of Photography.
His Penn Station series of the late 1950s represents some of his most important work, gathered here in a single form for the first time.
The series is less a portrait of now-vanished building, though the station makes itself felt by its shadowy spaces and glowing surfaces, than a study of people at once in transit and in suspension.
For Stettner, `it was a spacious and dramatic arena where people in the act of travelling went through a mixture of excitement, a silent patience for waiting, and an honest fatigue', and he found the project exhilarating.
However, when completed, the photographs weren't deemed `newsworthy' enough for publication.
But with time and distance their significance has deepened, and this body of work has become recognized as a major work of art.
- Format: Hardback
- Pages: 112 pages, With 66 illustrations
- Publisher: Thames & Hudson Ltd
- Publication Date: 05/11/2015
- Category: Individual photographers
- ISBN: 9780500544501