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Book Signing

Walter Chandoha at Koneko Cat Cafe

Wednesday, January 20

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Koneko Cat Cafe 26 Clinton Street New York, NY


Join Aperture Foundation and Walter Chandoha for a book signing of his recent publication Walter Chandoha: The Cat Photographer (Aperture, 2015) at Koneko Cat Cafe, America’s first Japanese cat cafe. The book, which was on and the New York Times Magazine’s best books of 2015 lists, captures fifty of Chandoha’s greatest cat images—from the fluffiest to the grumpiest—and provides insight into his life and work, as well as tips for capturing the perfect cat portrait.

Chandoha is the original master of cat photography, and his work predates the internet cat craze. With a career that spans from the 1950s onward, Chandoha’s photographs of furry felines have appeared in the pages of National Geographic and Life, among other national publications, as well as in more than twelve books about cats and other animals.

Walter Chandoha (born in Bayonne, New Jersey, 1920) is a veteran photographer and writer who has worked as a professional freelancer for over sixty years. His flora and fauna photography has appeared on over three hundred magazine covers; in thousands of advertisements for various companies, from small businesses to the Fortune 500; in numerous book publications; and on posters, billboards, various printed matter, and even credit cards.

About Koneko Cat Cafe
We love cats and want to create a safe, fun, and unique environment for them to hang out with people. We think there should be a place where people can relax, be inspired, and celebrate cats and their inner Cat Person. We believe every adoptable cat needs a forever home, and we support the dedicated organizations making that happen.

Image: © Walter Chandoha

Walter Chandoha at Koneko Cat Cafe