Found in Brooklyn

Thomas Roma
Introduction by Robert Coles

Brooklyn is often thought of as a world of its own. For the photographer Thomas Roma, Brooklyn is the place of his boyhood, a place of lush gardens and expanses of white cement, of the merging of old country and new world. In these photographs, made over a period of twenty years, Roma finds images of the neighborhoods that shaped him. Roma's photographs pay homage to this diverse, expansive, and truly unique place, taking us through streets and passages, abandoned lots and backyards– the Brooklyn that is at turns amusing, forlorn, and surreal.

"Beautiful Brooklyn, where—on the evidence of Thomas Roma's pictures—the light comes down with such sweet sympathy that asphalt shingles and cyclone fences are shown to be as fine as marble, and where the weed in vacant lots make us think of Eden."
John Szarkowski

Found in Brooklyn
45 duotone photographs
W. W. Norton and DoubleTake Books of the Center for Documentary Studies
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