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Richard Sandler’s The Eyes of the City to be published again with new unseen images

Sandler credits his fascination with street life to his years in New York as a teenager in the 1960s. Sandler, a frequent truant, spent much of his time in a very different Times Square than we know today. His quests were to buy illegal fireworks and visit the arcades and side shows, particularly Hubert’s Flea Circus on 42nd Street. Manhattan was a cyclone of faces: some at play, many clearly suffering. Such early impressions would come to play a significant role in his later street photography. Living in Boston in 1977, he came to own a late 1940s Leica. He shot in Boston for three years before moving back home to photograph an edgy, nervous, angry, dangerous New York City. In the 1980s, crime and crack were on the rise, and their effects were devastating the city. Graffiti exploded onto surfaces everywhere and the Times Square, East Village, and Harlem streets were riddled with drugs. Throughout these turbulent years, Sandler paced the streets, using his knowledge of what the city was. Sandler’s work is the marbled evidence …


BJP Staff