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Tompkins Square Park Hardcover – June 12, 2008

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"Sakamaki does more than simply document the times; he presents extremely charged imagery packed tightly with meaning and intent to capture the dynamics of social activism." --Photo District News

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"In 1986, when the photographer Q. Sakamaki moved to the East Village from Japan, his street could get very noisy -- guys acting as lookouts for drug dealers would yell when the cops were approaching, not to mention the occasional barrage of gunfire to interrupt a sound sleep."
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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 120 pages
  • Publisher: powerHouse Books; 1 edition (June 12, 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1576874516
  • ISBN-13: 978-1576874516
  • Product Dimensions: 8.2 x 0.7 x 10.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.6 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,407,564 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Alan Dejecacion on November 24, 2008
Format: Hardcover
Powerful work. To see these images in black and white is to be totally immersed in the humanity, the pain, and the struggle it reflects. Some of the gritty, blurry, and grainy images only magnifies the intensity of the battle for housing rights and human rights. Thank you for sharing us your work. Very inspiring indeed.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By NowIKnow on November 15, 2008
Format: Hardcover
This is a terrific book that a captures a neighborhood in NYC before its gentrification in the mid to late 90s... Sakamaki, through a series of photos, has captured the spirit of a place and a time that I had only heard about(as a recent newcomer to NYC)...
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Richard Otake on January 18, 2009
Format: Hardcover
The techniques used were excellent. The book makes me feel like I was actually in the park when the incident took place. The color used for the pics were also a good choice.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By R. Distefano on September 4, 2008
Format: Hardcover
Expected a coffee table book. Instead, got something more suited for an end table. Too many of the pics are horribly out of focus and/or grainy. The text was enjoyable, but there was far too little of it. Overall a disappointment and not recommended.
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