Introducing a new book of photographs by Will Brown: South of South Street

Will’s new book of 82 photographs includes those taken in the early 1970s of people and places in Philadelphia - mostly in Queen Village. Peter Barberie, the Brodskey curator of photography at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, has written a thoughtful introduction for it. The book is 10 by 11.5 inches, hard-bound in cloth, with a dust jacket, and is 104 pages, beautifully printed in quad-tone black and white by Brilliant Press of Exton. Pa.

Praise for South of South Street:

Your gorgeous book arrived today! Could not wait to look through it. Beautifully laid out and printed. The image sequence seems perfect to me and Peter's essay makes clear the significance of your work and the history of a period in which we lived in the evolution or devolution of the city we love. The work has an emotional resonance and is a significant contribution to the history of street photography of which you are a major player. John Moore-Belfast Maine

It’s so beautiful, moving, and perfectly put together. One thing that strikes me right away is the neighborhood residents's response to your familiar, unthreatening presence there, something most of the rest of us never achieved in a part of our world that we never saw--or chose to see. It makes it especially moving to be taken there and to see it through your perceptive eyes. It seems timeless but also longer ago than is possible in our lifetimes. Marcy Porter-Searsmont Maine

It's a beautiful photo book-so pleased to have it! I'll be happy to look again and again at these photos. Rudy would have loved to have seen it. Yvonne Jacquette Burckhardt-New York City

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The Picture that Remains, a book with the photographs of Will Brown and the poems of Thomas Devaney is no longer available for purchase. It can sometimes be found on Amazon for sale by third parties.

Its sixty-four pages contain thirty-five photographs and thirteen poems. It is hard bound in cloth with a dust jacket and printed in quadtone by Brilliant Graphics of Exton, Pa. There is an introductory essay by the poet and essayist Vincent Katz.

A link to an article in the August 21, 2014 of the Pennsylvania Gazette about The Picture that Remains is here.

Praise for the Picture that Remains:

A great project! Will Brown's photographs are (of course) absolutely astonishing, like the best of Rudy Burckhardt or Aaron Siskind or Manuel Álvarez Bravo. [Devaney's] poems pay stylish and profoundly even-gazed attention to Brown's wonders; yes, the evenness of [Devaney's] gaze - its unwavering honest regard for the "poignant and stubborn" - is a marvel.
-Wayne Koestenbaum

"…this project - a collaboration between the photographer Will Brown and the poet Thomas Devaney - was the product of something genuinely artful, and good.…Who could not love a project like this?"
-Beth Kephart

Beth Kephart's entire review is here.

From Elizabeth Knauss's review in the Philadelphia Inquirer: "This beautifully designed book would shine brightly in any gallery, bookshop - or in the hands of any Philadelphian."

Elizabeth Knauss's entire review can be found here.