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Blood and Beauty: Manhattan’s Meatpacking District

Pamela Greene

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New York City’s Meatpacking District is known today for glitz and glamour, but it used to be famed for blood, muscle, and sweat. When photographer Pamela Greene first visited this area, she found a 24-hour neighborhood that changed daily, from a gritty industrial site to a sophisticated play ground, and back again, by dawn. She photographed it all, capturing the electric energy of the streets, and a nightly frenzy underground of strippers, singers, gays, straights, and on occasion, prostitutes. In 120 raw images, Greene gives us a portrait of change, an ode to urban transformation, and an elegy for workers who have disappeared into New York City history.

Size: 11″ x 8 1/2″ | 120 color photos | Index | 128 pp
ISBN13: 9780764338847 | Binding: hard cover


Pamela Greene is a documentary fine arts photographer whose Meatpacking District images express reverence for people and place, and compassion for the impact of change. A solo exhibition of these photographs was mounted in the Show Walls Gallery of the Durst Corporation in New York City in 2009.