Night Lives

The new volume New York at Night: Photography After Dark (powerHouse Books) shows the city’s crowded streets, outrageous parties, sordid dens, and legendary nightclubs, through the lenses of some of the most important photographers of the 20th and 21st centuries. Editors Norma Stevens and Yolanda Cuomo present a provocative and honest “collage of storied people and places” that constutite the extremes of New York. The book is a study of constrasts: subjects both famous and pedestrian, scenes of glamorous and squalid, and photographers both acclaimed and obscure. Yet the result is a cohesive commentary of New York through the years—and a chic gift to boot.