New York's Water Towers Have Inspired Photographer Ronnie Farley for Over 30 Years

November 6, 2014 5:09 PM

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A true artist sees things the rest of us don't see, and refreshes our vision in new and different ways. Such is the case with acclaimed photojournalist Ronnie Farley, whom I wrote about in 2012 when she toured a gallery exhibit featuring her portraits of American Cowgirls. Farley's newest book, New York Water Towers, takes as its subject the "wooden-steins-on-stilts" that dot the New York City landscape, which she has been photographing since 1982.

Farley's images are measured, compelling, and profound, whether the subject is portraits (as with her books Women of the Native Struggle: Portraits and Testimony and Cowgirls: Contemporary Portraits of the American West) or her atmospheric studies of American life (Diary of A Pedestrian: A New York ...

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