57th Street, 2018

by Melissa O’Shaughnessy


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Aperture is pleased to release two special limited-edition bundles by Melissa O'Shaughnessy, including a signed copy of Perfect Strangers and a signed and numbered limited-edition print featured in the book. Each set is limited to an edition of 50. The artist is donating their proceeds from the sale of this edition in support of Aperture Foundation's publishing and programming initiatives. Collect both for a special price here.

Over the last seven years, Melissa O’Shaughnessy has photographed daily on the streets of New York. As one of a growing number of women street photographers contributing to this dynamic genre, O’Shaughnessy enters the territory with clarity and a distinctly humanist eye, offering a refreshing addition to the tradition of street photography. Through her curious and quirky vision, we witness the play of human activity on the glittering sidewalks of the city. Woven into her cast of characters are the lonely, the soulful, and the proud. She has fallen for them all—perfect strangers.

Pigment Print accompanied by a signed copy of Perfect Strangers: New York City Street Photographs
Image Size: 10 1/2 x 7 inches
Paper Size: 11 1/4 x 9 1/2 inches
Edition of 50
Signed and numbered by the artist

About the Artist

Melissa O’Shaughnessy (b. 1960, Minneapolis, Minnesota) is a New York–based photographer. Her work is included in Colin Westerbeck and Joel Meyerowitz’s Bystander: A History of Street Photography (2017 edition) and has been featured in numerous exhibitions around the world. She is a member of UP Photographers. Perfect Strangers is her first monograph.

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