A subliminally intimate exposé of the city's one true survivor: the rat.
by K.R. NEWBERRY
In his premiere monograph, RAT CITY, photographer KR Newberry takes to the gritty streets of New York in search of its most notorious inhabitant.
Under the long tall shadow of commerce, Newberry turns his lens on a hitherto unseen pocket of New York’s nightlife. Roaming the cities darkest depths, Newberry Illuminates every speck of filth and catches every glimmer of grime, painting a portrait of truth and redemption with a palette of subversion.
Newberry’s take on his rodentine bedfellows is sure to shock and awe. Weaving through the crumbling architecture of a society trapped on a rotting island, Newberry explores themes that belie the brutality of daily life: trash, survival and death.
Drawing direct parallels from Weegee's Naked City, K.R. Newberry has found a way to reinvent sensationalism, culminating in a subliminally intimate exposé of the city's one true survivor: the rat.
Photographed in New York, New York over the course of five years.
72 pages. saddle stitched. laser-jet.