Aperture is pleased to present this limited-edition print in conjunction with the publication of Aperture #226, "American Destiny.”
“Buffalo’s economic slump defines the city in the popular imagination. That understanding is rooted in fact: Buffalo is one of the poorest large cities in America. And you can find that in Halpern’s photographs, which feature unkempt places and people with ragged edges. . . . Halpern recognizes through these pictures that, amid Buffalo’s difficulties, ‘babies are born there. People fall in love there. Certain people would say the city is dying, but it’s also continually being born.’” —Brian Sholis
Gregory Halpern received a BA in history and literature from Harvard University and an MFA from California College of the Arts. His third book of photographs, entitled A, is a photographic ramble through the streets of the American Rust Belt. His other books include Omaha Sketchbook and Harvard Works Because We Do. He currently teaches at the Rochester Institute of Technology. Halpern is also a 2014 Guggenheim Fellowship recipient.