February 22, 2018
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Powerhouse at the Archway
28 Adams Street
Brooklyn, New York 11201
Powerhouse Books (at the Archway) hosts a special evening with Bill Hayes and photography critic and author Vince Aletti, in conversation, on Thursday, February 22 at 7:00 p.m. The event launches Hayes’s new book of photography, How New York Breaks Your Heart.
A photographic love letter to New York City and its people . . . With every photo, Hayes captures the casual intimacy of his subjects with their natural habitat to show what’s most heartwarming about the city: the rare, diverse, and vital spirit of the people in it.” —Publishers Weekly
Hayes’s “frank, beautiful, bewitching” street photographs “unmask their subjects’ best and truest selves” (Jennifer Senior, New York Times): A policeman pauses at the end of a day. Cooks sneak in cigarette breaks. A pair of movers plays cards on the back of a truck. Friends claim the sidewalk. Lovers embrace. A flame-haired girl gazes mysteriously into the lens. And park benches provide a setting for a couple of hunks, a mom and her baby, a stylish nonagenarian. . .
How New York Breaks Your Heart reveals ordinary New Yorkers at their most peaceful, joyful, distracted, anxious, expressive, and at their most fleeting — bringing the texture of the city to vivid life. Woven through with Hayes’s lyric reflections, these photos will, like the city itself, break your heart by asking you to fall in love.
Powerhouse Books: Corner of Adams & Water Street @ the Archway, Brooklyn, NY.