'An empathetic, original view of what life is like on the streets' - The New York Times
A beautifully produced book which offers a comprehensive introduction to Hernandez's career including many photographs that have never before been exhibited or published
Born and raised in Los Angeles, Anthony Hernandez developed his own individual style of street photography. Over the course of his career, he has deftly moved from black-and-white to colour photography, from 35mm to large-format cameras, and from the human figure to landscape and onto abstracted detail.
The book fully represents the range and breadth of his work including black-and-white photographs from the early 1970s taken on the streets of downtown L.A., colour pictures made on Rodeo Drive in the mid-1980s, and selections from his critically acclaimed series Landscapes for the Homeless.
- Author: Robert Adams
- Hardcover: 280 pages
- Date published: October 2016
- Language: English
- ISBN: 978-1942884019
- Dimensions: 28.0 x 25.2 cm
'An empathetic, original view of what life is like on the streets' - New York Times
'Anthony Hernandez captured the essence of many cities . . . but his hometown, Los Angeles and the areas inhabited by the working class, the homeless, and the poor have been the most captivating subject for his craft' - Blouin Art Info
'Anthony Hernandez might be to Los Angeles what Eugène Atget is to Paris' - Artforum
'In the photographs of Anthony Hernandez, there are no swaying palm trees or cinematic sunsets. Instead, for half a century, this born-and-bred Angeleno has trained his unblinking lens on another L.A. - a city of the aged, of the working class, of the destitute' - LA Times
'Hernandez is constantly exploring new forms and subject matters... Such a wide-spanning body of work is what makes Hernandez's new show at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, and its accompanying monograph, so exciting' - i-D Magazine