A news media photographer for over forty years, Arthur Pollock creates images that incorporate great depth and allure with a photojournalistic viewpoint. Reminiscent of the gritty, yet artistic style popularized by Weegee in the forties, the photographs in the book bring to light the daily travails that build the foundation of a city. Arthur is the recipient of the World Press Award as well as the National Press Photographers Association Picture of the Year and now spends his days as Assistant Photo Editor for the Boston Herald.
“Many news photographers travel in packs at events and often their photos reflect a commonness of vision that just doesn’t stand the test of time. They are competent, but their photographs are also predictable. Just think back to your own hometown paper from the days when the black printing ink might have rubbed off on your hands. Are there any photographs that stick in your mind? Not many. This seems to be the norm for most daily news photos, unless it happens to be a photo made by one Arthur Pollock. ...Pollock holds your eye and your spirit! Throw in his crops, the “hand of God” darkroom work and sometimes it’s even a classic.” - Ken Light, 2011
184 pages, Smythe Sewn
Black & White Offset Printing
9" x 11", Hard Cover w/ Jacket
Limited Edition of 500
For anyone inquiring about reprints of this book and how to get future copies; a second edition is in production and should be available later in the year. We'll be offering pre-order when we have a street date available.