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New Yorkers
New Yorkers

New Yorkers


160 Pages, 8.25 x 10.25

Formats: Cloth, Mobipocket

Cloth, $29.95 (US $29.95) (CA $39.95)

Publication Date: May 2021

ISBN 9781781454046

Rights: US & CA

Ammonite Press (May 2021)

Out of Stock. E-book edition is available.


Insightful portraits and perceptive interviews combine to explore a vibrant city and its people behind closed doors

New Yorkers presents more than 70 intimate portraits of people in their apartments and studios—captured in unique style by renowned New York street photographer Sally Davies—along with their testimonies and tales, and their illuminating observations on what it means to be a New Yorker. Considering the origins and ambitions of its subjects, it captures an intoxicating glimpse of New York's alternative scene before its actors are washed away on a wave of gentrification. A cast of drag artists, store owners, doctors, dog walkers, psychics, cab drivers, writers, artists, tattoo artists, gallery owners, photographers, film producers, designers, dancers, and musicians (including such legendary New Yorkers as Laurie Anderson, Danny Fields, and William Ivey Long) reveal the diversity, eccentricity, creativity, and humanity at the heart of this iconic city.


"The book is an important contribution to the photographic arts and also to the annals of New York history." —Michael Ernest Sweet, F-Stop Magazine

"New Yorkers captures the last, perhaps final generation of oddball, bohemian New Yorkers in their abodes." —Please Kill Me

"New Yorkers is a visual read, to be sure, but it also contains a good deal of text on the subjects and their lives. In this way, the book is an ideal gift for the photography lover or the avid reader of the biographies in your life. Buy a copy, you can thank me later." - Fstoppers Magazine

"This timely book of environmental portraiture will likely fill you with nostalgia, and perhaps a touch of envy. NEW YOKERS is a voyeur's dream and an anthropological masterclass all rolled in to one compelling photobook… Considering that the photographs were made in the months just prior to the pandemic shutdown that was 2020, Davies may have inadvertently earned an award for "most prescient photographer." —PhotoBook Journal

Author Biography

Sally Davies is a street photographer whose works are in the Museum of the City of New York and the NYC 9/11 Memorial Museum. She is the author of the acclaimed McDonalds Happy Meal project (1.5 million online hits) and her archive is part of the Downtown Collection of Fales Library at NYU. She took Allen Ginsberg's old apartment when she moved from Canada to New York in 1983, and she still lives in the East Village with her dog Bun.