The New York Times Magazine Photographs

Gerald Marzorati (Preface by) Kathy Ryan (Editor)

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$75.00  $69.00
Publish Date
September 30, 2011
9.9 X 1.8 X 11.7 inches | 6.25 pounds

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About the Author

Gerald Marzorati was the editor of The New York Times Magazine from 2003 until 2010. He previously worked as an editor at Harper's magazine and The New Yorker. He is the author of Seeing Serena, Late to the Ball, and A Painter of Darkness, which won the PEN/Martha Albrand Award for a first book of nonfiction. His writing about tennis has appeared in The New York Times and on

Kathy Ryan is the longtime director of photography at The New York Times Magazine. During her time there, the magazine has been recognized with numerous photography awards, including two Emmy Awards and National Magazine Awards in 2011 and 2012. Ryan has received the Royal Photographic Society's annual award for Outstanding Service to Photography, and the Picture Editor of the Year award at Visa pour l'Image. She has curated exhibitions, lectured on photography extensively, and is the author and editor of The New York Times Magazine Photographs (Aperture, 2011).


Covering three decades, this volume showcases The New York Times Magazine's reliable blend of ambitious photojournalism and inventive illustrative work.--Jack Crager "American Photo "
Compiled in an impeccably designed and gorgeously reproduced coffee table book, the photographs commissioned by The New York Times Magazine are a revelation -- arguably, the most wide-ranging and accomplished photojournalistic body of work of the past many decades.--Kathy Ryan "NPR Books "
Easily one of the most impressive photography books of the year--Rebecca Horne "The Wall Street Journal "
Every photograph stops time. This is the most banal, technical fact about the medium and also the source of its uncanny and remarkably durable power. The relentless momentum of mundane existence is stilled by the shutter, and some of the mysteries implicit in everyday life open up. A moment -- of high artifice or raw candor, of posed elegance or composed chaos -- is captured and then, later, delivered to our contemplative gaze...Thousands of photographs have appeared in the magazine. More than 250 of them -- revealing portraits of the famous; documents of atrocity and heroism; sensitive studies of everyday life; unclassifiable works of art -- have been collected into a book, "The New York Times Magazine Photographs," edited by the magazine's director of photography, Kathy Ryan...--A.O. Scott "The New York Times Magazine "