After graduating from The Cooper Union in 1980 Brian Rose began recording the cultural landscape of the Lower East Side along with fellow photographer Ed Fausty. The images were exhibited in a show called “Gargoyles and Cherubs” at the Henry Street Settlement the next year, but were later forgotten—the negatives left in Rose’s archives. Thirty years later, he decided to revisit the theme. Rose brought his 4x5 view camera back to the LES in 2010, intent on rediscovering the neighborhood as it stands today. Time and Space on the Lower East Side is the fruit of this labor, an amalgamation of cityscapes of the neighborhood during two different time periods.
The book, which received funding through Kickstarter, has been meticulously laid out and beautifully arranged by Golden Section Publishers. A full preview and copies of “Time and Space on the Lower East Side” are available from Brian Rose’s website for $65.