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A photography book project by Robert Herman
The New Yorkers by Robert Herman
The New Yorkers by Robert Herman
137 backers pledged $10,559 to help bring this project to life.

The New Yorkers-Second Printing



At the very beginning of The New Yorkers book project you were there with your support. It couldn't have happened without you. 

I'm so happy to let you know that the first printing of 1000 copies has sold out, and I was able to do a reprint.

Please let your friends know that the second printing of The New Yorkers has arrived! Signed copies are available from my website:

There's a new back cover of the second printing of The New Yorkers with fabulous quotes from: 

 Foreword Reviews: 

and Lens Culture:

I'm also really proud to tell you that The New Yorkers will continue to be available at these bookstores, just to name a few in NYC:

MoMA, ICP, The Strand, Barnes and Noble, St. Marks Books, and McNally-Jackson in SoHo.

It's been an amazing journey.

Thanks so much again for being there!

Have a great Spring!

Best, Robert

Second Printing
Second Printing
Back cover, second printing
Back cover, second printing

Happy Holidays!

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Thanks to all of you, my Kickstarter backers, 2013 has been an amazing year for The New Yorkers. I am thrilled to report that the book has received glowing reviews from

Lens Culture:

and from 

Foreword Reviews:

Images from the book and the story of my personal journey was published on Lens Blog in The New York Times and in print in the Sunday Metro Section.

Interviews with me and images from The New Yorkers have been featured on many blogs around the world.

The book is now available in many great bookstores including MoMA, ICP, the Strand, St. Marks Bookshop, Barnes and Noble and at the Museum of the City of New York.

At this point in mid December, I am thrilled to say that the first edition that you all helped make a reality is almost sold out. If you'd like to order a signed copy to give to someone special this holiday season, there are still signed copies and prints available from my website.

I just wanted to thank you all again for being there from the beginning and for believing in this project. It truly was your faith in me that made this all possible.

I wish you a great holiday season and a Happy New Year.

Thanks again.



Cover Image of the Fall issue of Foreword Reviews
Cover Image of the Fall issue of Foreword Reviews
The New Yorkers
The New Yorkers

Save the Date: New Yorkers Book Launch April 4th 7-9 PM


This for The New Yorkers  supporters living in NYC: Meet me in person to clink the wine glasses together and receive your books, post cards, prints etc. hot off the press.

Here's the info:
Thursday, April 4th, 7 - 9 PM, 43 East 20th Street, Apt 3.
(between Park avenue and Broadway)

Feel free to invite your friends and colleagues as well.

If you can't make it, please email me and I will be happy to mail your reward to you for your kind and generous support.
"What makes these photographs exceptional is Herman’s openness to happenstance. He has the ability to recognize his subjects against a particular backdrop, a storefront window, a sign in the background, or even the body language of a passerby, and to frame it in a revealing way...It is this confluence of time, place, keen photographic vision, and a fiercely personal engagement to subject that makes these images so special"
 - from the foreword by Sean Corcoran, Curator of Prints and Photographs of the museum of the City of New York.

Looking forward to meeting you!



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The New Yorkers coming soon to a doorstep very near you.


I will be sending out The New Yorkers to everyone outside of NYC in the next two weeks.  In early April, there will be a launch party in Manhattan to celebrate. I will send an update shortly with the specific day and time of the party. I hope that all the local kickstarter backers will come to the party for some wine and to pick up your books, post cards, prints etc.

After my next update, please get in touch if you won't be able to make it, and I will ship your reward to you. 

In the meantime, anyone who has not updated me about a change of address, now is the time.

Thanks again to you, my lovely and fantastic backers.



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The New Yorkers has been printed and will be shipping soon!

First, I want so say thank you to all of you, the Kickstarter backers of The New Yorkers for your contributions and for your patience. 

The New Yorkers has been printed, and will arrive in New York City by mid-March. I will then begin shipping your book, prints and/or post cards to you.

If your shipping address has changed please let me know by replying to this update.

I just came back from being on press in Manitoba, Canada at Friesens.  Having the privilege to work with the master pressmen to "tweak" the color of the individual images was one of the most rewarding experiences I've had as a photographer. I am sure you will be as pleased I am with the results.

Your faith and belief in this project has been so important. Without your help I wouldn't have gotten this far.

If you know someone who would interested in ordering a first edition, signed copy of The New Yorkers  please forward this email to them. And if you want an additional copy to give as a gift you may do so by going to my website:

Thanks again for your patience and support.



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