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We Skate Hardcore: Photographs from Brooklyn's Southside

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Published by New York University Press and Lyndhurst Books of the Center for Documentary Studies.

The stunning photographs of We Skate Hardcore reveal the determination, the dreams, and the rough and tumble story of urban Latino youth coming of age in New York City. Vincent Cianni spent eight years photographing and documenting a group of Latino in-line skaters in the Southside of Williamsburg, Brooklyn. Cianni weaves together images of the skaters with their own words, showing the skaters' struggles to find a place to skate and build skate parks, and just to survive in the city. In the evacuated industrial spaces of their neighborhood, the skaters carve out places for enjoying their sport and showing off their skills—often thwarting established rules and authority figures in the process. Their stories are both personal and resonant; they reflect the trials and tenacity of a young urban culture, as well as life in Southside's Latino community.

In addition to black and white and color photos, We Skate Hardcore includes a DVD with footage of the skaters featured in the book, as well as additional photographs and an essay.

We Skate Hardcore, with its verve and youthful energy, will especially appeal to photographers, those interested in urban studies and adolescence, New Yorkers, and in-line skaters and extreme sports enthusiasts everywhere.

Synopsis:

View Photos.

Published by New York University Press and Lyndhurst Books of the Center for Documentary Studies.

Chronicling young, mostly Latino people who used neighborhood parks and plazas to perfect their in-line skating moves. . . . More than just cool action shots. The images portray how these teens climbed toward adulthood in a changing neighborhoodas public spaces.a

--Time Out New York

Cianni's collection of photographs is an arresting look at a group of boys who embraced a dangerous sport and in the process of building their skate parks and learning new stunts, formed a tight-knit community of friends who looked out for each other and helped one another survive.

--Brooklyn Paper

Vincent Cianni has published a gritty turbulent account of a group of Latino in-line skaters hanging out and rolling through the rugged Greenpoint section of Brooklyn, New York.

--Photo District News

An evocative collection of black-and-white and full-color photographs captures the intriguing world of urban skaters, both in words and images.

--Forecast

Think 'West Side Story' with skates.

--Boston Sunday Globe

Thoughtful, timeless portraits. The book is beautifully designed.

--Dallas Morning News

A visually compelling book- even at a glance.

--After Image

The boys' playful, sometimes combative camaraderie and their constantly thwarted efforts to build and maintain a skate park give Cianni a narrative backbone around which he weaves a lively picture of the community as a whole. Because much of this story is told by the boys themselves, frequently in handwritten captions, We Skate Hardcore has a particularly vivid voice, but Cicnnimatches it easily with his photos which combine fully engaged personal journalism with brotherly affection.

Photograph

Reveals a fascinating world of urban skaters.

--NYU Today

a Ciannias] best pictures are full of the complicated pleasures of brotherhood, and remain as exciting as the moment they were made.a

--The New Yorker

An amazingly vivid documentary that runs the full gamut from exhilaration to devastation, and back. It's more exhilarating than not, though, because it is about how kids invent their own lives, whatever life has handed them.

--Luc Sante

We Skate Hardcore points to a very hard reality. Cianni's photographs bear faces of an enduring working class, the people of Los Sures in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. You see their desire for life, family, home, and community, to move forward and become someone. You also see in these bold as well as intimate portraits, scenes, action shots, and still video sequences, the life, blood, spirit, conscience, pride, and zeal of young in-line skaters and their tribes.

--Juan Sanchez, Hunter College

The stunning photographs of We Skate Hardcore reveal the determination, the dreams, and the rough and tumble story of urban Latino youth coming of age in New York City. Vincent Cianni spent eight years photographing and documenting a group of Latino in-line skaters in the Southside of Williamsburg, Brooklyn. Cianni weaves together images of the skaters with their own words, showing the skaters' struggles to find a place to skate and build skate parks, and just to survive in the city. In the evacuated industrial spaces of their neighborhood, the skaters carve out places for enjoying their sport and showingoff their skills--often thwarting established rules and authority figures in the process. Their stories are both personal and resonant; they reflect the trials and tenacity of a young urban culture, as well as life in Southside's Latino community.

In addition to black and white and color photos, We Skate Hardcore includes a DVD with footage of the skaters featured in the book, as well as additional photographs and an essay.

We Skate Hardcore, with its verve and youthful energy, will especially appeal to photographers, those interested in urban studies and adolescence, New Yorkers, and in-line skaters and extreme sports enthusiasts everywhere.

Synopsis:

“My ideas of romance came from the movies,” said Woody Allen, and it is to the movies&#8212;as well as to novels, advice columns, and self-help books&#8212;that David Shumway turns for his history of modern love.

Modern Love argues that a crisis in the meaning and experience of marriage emerged when it lost its institutional function of controlling the distribution of property, and instead came to be seen as a locus for feelings of desire, togetherness, and loss. Over the course of the twentieth century, partly in response to this crisis, a new language of love&#8212;“intimacy”&#8212;emerged, not so much replacing but rather coexisting with the earlier language of “romance.”

Reading a wide range of texts, from early twentieth-century advice columns and their late twentieth-century antecedent, the relationship self-help book, to Hollywood screwball comedies, and from the “relationship films” of Woody Allen and his successors to contemporary realist novels about marriages, Shumway argues that the kinds of stories the culture has told itself have changed. Part laypersons history of marriage and romance, part meditation on intimacy itself, Modern Love will be both amusing and interesting to almost anyone who thinks about relationships (and who doesnt?).

About the Author

Vincent Cianni began photographing the Southside of Williamsburg, Brooklyn, in 1994. He teaches photography at Parsons School of Design and at workshops throughout New York and the United States. He lives in Brooklyn, NY.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780814716427
Author:
Cianni, Vincent
Publisher:
New York University Press
photographs:
COLLECTIONS_NEW YORK
Author:
Shumway, David
Location:
New York
Subject:
General
Subject:
United States - Mid Atlantic - New York City
Subject:
Roller & In-Line Skating
Subject:
In-line skating
Subject:
Brooklyn
Subject:
Photoessays & Documentaries
Subject:
Subjects & Themes - Sports
Subject:
Brooklyn (new york, n.y.)
Subject:
NEW YORK (N.Y.)_PICTORIAL WORKS
Subject:
ROLLERBLADING AND IN-LINE SKATING_NEW YORK
Subject:
Performing arts
Subject:
New york (state)
Subject:
In-line skating - New York (State) - New York
Subject:
Skateboarding
Subject:
General Performing Arts
Subject:
Photography-Anthologies and History
Subject:
Popular Culture
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series Volume:
EPM/RT 2003-14
Publication Date:
20040831
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
140
Dimensions:
7 x 9 in

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"Synopsis" by , View Photos.

Published by New York University Press and Lyndhurst Books of the Center for Documentary Studies.

Chronicling young, mostly Latino people who used neighborhood parks and plazas to perfect their in-line skating moves. . . . More than just cool action shots. The images portray how these teens climbed toward adulthood in a changing neighborhoodas public spaces.a

--Time Out New York

Cianni's collection of photographs is an arresting look at a group of boys who embraced a dangerous sport and in the process of building their skate parks and learning new stunts, formed a tight-knit community of friends who looked out for each other and helped one another survive.

--Brooklyn Paper

Vincent Cianni has published a gritty turbulent account of a group of Latino in-line skaters hanging out and rolling through the rugged Greenpoint section of Brooklyn, New York.

--Photo District News

An evocative collection of black-and-white and full-color photographs captures the intriguing world of urban skaters, both in words and images.

--Forecast

Think 'West Side Story' with skates.

--Boston Sunday Globe

Thoughtful, timeless portraits. The book is beautifully designed.

--Dallas Morning News

A visually compelling book- even at a glance.

--After Image

The boys' playful, sometimes combative camaraderie and their constantly thwarted efforts to build and maintain a skate park give Cianni a narrative backbone around which he weaves a lively picture of the community as a whole. Because much of this story is told by the boys themselves, frequently in handwritten captions, We Skate Hardcore has a particularly vivid voice, but Cicnnimatches it easily with his photos which combine fully engaged personal journalism with brotherly affection.

Photograph

Reveals a fascinating world of urban skaters.

--NYU Today

a Ciannias] best pictures are full of the complicated pleasures of brotherhood, and remain as exciting as the moment they were made.a

--The New Yorker

An amazingly vivid documentary that runs the full gamut from exhilaration to devastation, and back. It's more exhilarating than not, though, because it is about how kids invent their own lives, whatever life has handed them.

--Luc Sante

We Skate Hardcore points to a very hard reality. Cianni's photographs bear faces of an enduring working class, the people of Los Sures in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. You see their desire for life, family, home, and community, to move forward and become someone. You also see in these bold as well as intimate portraits, scenes, action shots, and still video sequences, the life, blood, spirit, conscience, pride, and zeal of young in-line skaters and their tribes.

--Juan Sanchez, Hunter College

The stunning photographs of We Skate Hardcore reveal the determination, the dreams, and the rough and tumble story of urban Latino youth coming of age in New York City. Vincent Cianni spent eight years photographing and documenting a group of Latino in-line skaters in the Southside of Williamsburg, Brooklyn. Cianni weaves together images of the skaters with their own words, showing the skaters' struggles to find a place to skate and build skate parks, and just to survive in the city. In the evacuated industrial spaces of their neighborhood, the skaters carve out places for enjoying their sport and showingoff their skills--often thwarting established rules and authority figures in the process. Their stories are both personal and resonant; they reflect the trials and tenacity of a young urban culture, as well as life in Southside's Latino community.

In addition to black and white and color photos, We Skate Hardcore includes a DVD with footage of the skaters featured in the book, as well as additional photographs and an essay.

We Skate Hardcore, with its verve and youthful energy, will especially appeal to photographers, those interested in urban studies and adolescence, New Yorkers, and in-line skaters and extreme sports enthusiasts everywhere.

"Synopsis" by , “My ideas of romance came from the movies,” said Woody Allen, and it is to the movies&#8212;as well as to novels, advice columns, and self-help books&#8212;that David Shumway turns for his history of modern love.

Modern Love argues that a crisis in the meaning and experience of marriage emerged when it lost its institutional function of controlling the distribution of property, and instead came to be seen as a locus for feelings of desire, togetherness, and loss. Over the course of the twentieth century, partly in response to this crisis, a new language of love&#8212;“intimacy”&#8212;emerged, not so much replacing but rather coexisting with the earlier language of “romance.”

Reading a wide range of texts, from early twentieth-century advice columns and their late twentieth-century antecedent, the relationship self-help book, to Hollywood screwball comedies, and from the “relationship films” of Woody Allen and his successors to contemporary realist novels about marriages, Shumway argues that the kinds of stories the culture has told itself have changed. Part laypersons history of marriage and romance, part meditation on intimacy itself, Modern Love will be both amusing and interesting to almost anyone who thinks about relationships (and who doesnt?).

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