The Phone Book

Robert Herman

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Award winning international photographer Robert Herman elevates the practice of street photography in The Phone Book. With the iPhone™, he has created compelling images from his travels around the world. Inspired by the new Hipstamatic App™, The Phone Book compendium is a creative labyrinth that invites the viewer to discover their own connections between the images. As the follow up to his critically acclaimed first monograph, The New Yorkers, Robert Herman captures the world in brilliant spontaneity; unique in his artistry and universal in its humanity.

Size: 7" x 7" | 129 color and b/w photos | 144 pp
ISBN13: 9780764349881

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Robert Herman, (Brooklyn, NY, 1955) received a BFA in filmmaking from New York University and a masters from the School of Visual Arts. He has won the PX3 Prix de la Photographie People’s Choice Award, the Alitalia per L’arte Rome Prize, and was selected for Artist’s Wanted/Exposure Top Fifty. Herman’s work is held in major collections, including the George Eastman House and the Telfair Museum in Savannah, GA. Internationally, his work has been exhibited at the Istanbul Photography Museum and the Museum of Modern Art in Cartagena, Colombia. His first monograph, The New Yorkers (his collection of photographs of New York City in the ’80s shot on Kodachrome) was published in 2013 to great critical acclaim.

“Known for his award winning street photography, Herman used Hipstamatic's square format to create this unique collection of iPhone photographs made while traveling across the world.” –Elizabeth Avedon

“This title is filled with color and black-and-white photos that are by turns compassionate, witty, and observant. [It] shows that we’re not living entirely in a digital or print world, but instead one that creatively merges aspects of both. –Michael Dashkin, Library Journal

“Herman is an extremely creative photographer who understands what elements go into an image to make it work. Definitely a book that budding street photographers will want to study and certainly one that brings new insights into that genre!” –Apogee Photo Magazine

“Sublime photography with iPhone and Herman’s brilliance.” - Citi 10 blog