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'Tis the Season New York

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‘Tis the Season New York

Betsy Pinover Schiff

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No other American city dazzles during the winter holidays like New York, with its magical store windows, larger-than-life street decorations, and brilliant, tree-lit plazas. New York City photographer Betsy Pinover Schiff has gone uptown to Harlem, downtown to the 9/11 Memorial, and to all the boroughs—on foot, by subway, by double-decker bus, and on a tour boat decked with lights and garlands—to capture the city’s creative spirit. Photographed mostly at night, scenes range from Rockefeller Center’s ice rink and a Jewish Festival of Lights ceremony, to a puppet procession and elegantly decorated homes, offering a new, intimate, and heartwarming sense of the city. The book also contains a foreword by New York Times reporter James Barron, quotes from notable New Yorkers, and a map of the image locations. ’Tis the Season New York is a beautiful keepsake of the Big Apple, burnished and bedazzled during the most festive time of the year.

Size: 10″ x 8″ | 173 color images | 176 pp
ISBN13: 9780764356049 | Binding: hard cover


Betsy Pinover Schiff is a noted photographer of _x000D_ landscape architecture, gardens, and travel destinations whose images were_x000D_ described by the New York Times as “an ambrosial paean to_x000D_ public and private spaces.” This is her fifth book that focuses on New_x000D_ York City. Her photographs have appeared in many other books, magazines,_x000D_ and calendars, and have been the subject of three exhibitions in_x000D_ metropolitan New York and Mexico. Betsy studied photography at the_x000D_ International Center of Photography and the School of Visual Arts in New_x000D_ York, and took master workshops with photographers Jay Maisel and Sam_x000D_ Abell, who had a strong influence on her work. Prior to becoming a_x000D_ photographer, she spent 15 years managing communications for the New_x000D_ York Public Library and promotion for Sotheby’s, and co-directed a_x000D_ gallery in New York City.