RAT CITY
New York, New York

Rat City, the first monograph from photographer K.R. Newberry, takes its viewers on a blunt and at times hard-to-look-at journey through the gritty streets of New York City in search of its most notorious inhabitant: the street rat. New York City's rat population is estimated to be in excess of 8 million (more than one rat per person).

Investigating the rat filled streets during the early morning hours, Newberry uses his lens to hunt and encounter some of the most gruesome and sensational sights that contemporary New York City has to offer.

Drawing direct parallels from Weegee's Naked City, K.R. Newberry has found a way to reinvent sensationalism with this new and exciting take on the city's most frightening nightlife inhabitant. A three year running account of rat hunting has culminated in a subliminally intimate exposé of the city's one true survivor: the rat.

Trapped on an island set in the epicenter of capitalism, Rat City subversively begs its viewers to question the value of their own existence. Rat City, a chronicle about rats for rats, is sure to shock and awe; showing the brutality of raw commerce -- trash, survival and death -- through the eyes of a New York rat.

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