Betsy Karel's new book America’s Stage: Times Square
Betsy Karel began to photograph Times Square in 2014 and has over the last several years amassed a portfolio of black and white photographs exploring the chaotic five blocks that make up one of the most interesting and unique parts of the world. Every photographer that I know that has spent time in Times Square has confessed that they would like to spend time documenting the turbulent street theater.
Betsy puts it this way in her new book, titled America’s Stage: Times Square, "My premise is that, here in these five blocks from 42nd to 47th Streets, many of the major trends of our society-consumerism, hyper-sexualization, hucksterism, surveillance, narcissism, globalism-are condensed and amplified. Tourists flock to Times Square to see and be seen. It is the ground zero” of our post-fact world where media and audience engage in a constantly shifting dance, unclear who is leading whom.” She goes on to say, “No matter how many times I return to Times Square, I am still filled with wonder and horror.”
So am I.
More Information on Betsy's book and where to purchase it is below.