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Description - Orchard Beach by Wayne Lawrence

Orchard Beach might not be the most elegant place to sunbathe, but if you live in the Bronx, it's the closest place to swim, relax on the sand and escape the city's oppressive summer heat. Drawn to the public beach for its less-than-glamorous reputation, photographer Wayne Lawrence felt a connection to the community as soon as he began snapping pictures. His glamorous pictures of proud men and women, loving couples and families at play challenge stereotypes associated with working-class people by focusing on universal themes such as the ties that bind and cultural pride. Whether Anglo, African American, or Latino; statuesque or stout; young or old, each individual is treated with dignity and sensitivity. Lawrence's subjects are a community standing in defiance of popular opinion, proud to call Orchard Beach their own.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9783791348711
ISBN-10: 379134871X
Format: Hardback
(300mm x 240mm x mm)
Pages: 160
Imprint: Prestel
Publisher: Prestel
Publish Date: 20-Sep-2013
Country of Publication: Germany

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Author Biography - Wayne Lawrence

Wayne Lawrence is a Brooklyn-based photographer whose work has been published in the New York Times Magazine, The New Yorker, New York, the Sunday Times Magazine, Mother Jones, Newsweek, Le Monde and Marie Claire.