The Brooklynites (Hardcover)

By Seth Kushner (Photographer), Anthony LaSala (Text by (Art/Photo Books))

powerHouse Books, 9781576873984, 157pp.

Publication Date: July 1, 2007



For over three years, writer Anthony LaSala and photographer Seth Kushner trekked tirelessly across the New York borough of Brooklyn, documenting its charismatic characters in a collection of images, interviews and essays.

About the Author

Seth Kushner is a freelance photographer and works for a large variety of clients including "The New York Times Magazine, Time, Newsweek, Vibe, YRB, " and "Business 2.0." Kushner was chosen by "Photo District News" as one of their "30 Under 30" in 1999 and was a winner in their Photo Annual Competition in 2002 and 2006. Kushner's work is syndicated by "Retna LTD." He lives and works in Brooklyn.

Anthony LaSala is a senior editor at "Photo District News" and has freelanced for a host of other publications, including "Time Out New York, Billboard, Yankee Magazine, Sights, " and "TV Guide." LaSala also edited the book "The World's Top Photographers: Nudes" (Rotovision, 2007). LaSala was nominated as photo editor of the year by the International Photography Awards in 2003 and 2004. He is curator at the Alice Austen House in Staten Island, NY, and lives and works in Brooklyn.

Brooklyn native Terence Winter is a writer and executive producer of "The Sopranos" and has won a Writers Guild Award, the Edgar Award, and two Emmy Awards. Before "The Sopranos," Winter wrote and produced an eclectic group of shows including "Xena: Warrior Princess" and "Soldier of Fortune." His first feature film was "Get Rich or Die Tryin'" and "Brooklyn Rules" was recently released in early 2007.

"It's funny, everyone outside of Brooklyn thinks you are either part of the mob or a tough guy. I was down in Virginia on vacation recently and someone asked me to say something in Brooklynese. So I said, 'Give me your wallet.'"

--Dick Velde