The pictures of New York by Alain Keler are simply exceptional! Somewhere between “The Americans” by Robert Frank and “America in Passing” by Henri Cartier-Bresson. He took his photographs in the early 1970’s while being down and out in NYC and trying to earn a living as a waiter, before eventually being expelled as illegal alien towards Mexico… Beautiful black and whites, a grain to dream of, a profound sense of composition, an intimate encounter with the real Newyorkers hanging out on Washington Square or elsewhere. A very humane look at and a declaration of love to the city that never sleeps. A definite coup de ♥️ for this incredible photographer. Les Editions de Juillet made a remarkable work creating a beautiful object and revealing a wonderful artist. Alain Keler quotes Walker Evans in this book, and it definitely applies to him “Photography is an Art when the photographer is an artist”: chapeau l’artiste! Looking forward to the publication of his works in Latin America in 2022 by the same incredible publisher.