Hello, New York: The Living And Dead
Hello, New York: The Living And Dead (Alien Buddha Press, 2020) is a black and white photography collection of New York cityscapes, urban textures, and pandemic self-portraits.
"If attention to detail is a love language, Hello, New York: The Living and Dead speaks it. Stoddard shoots straight, but always from a perspective of deep respect and reverence. Her New York is mighty yet weary, with sharp edges that don’t even attempt to hide their fraying. This collection of photography shows a strong yet quieter and more vulnerable version of the city, and its occasional self-portraits show the artist at home in her true home."
–Kim Vodicka, author of The Elvis Machine
"Hello, New York: The Living and the Dead is an examination of New York City as a city of contrasts. A city of openness that's also surrounded by chain link fences. A grounded city that rests under a surreal atmosphere. A city filled with progress but also filled with decaying structures all around. Stoddard's photography collection presents the city in all these forms and many more, creating a collection that's a time capsule of a continuously changing city, but one with more to discover the deeper you dig."
-Alex Carrigan, senior critic, Quail Bell Magazine
Read a feature on the book in the Manhattan Times here (digital edition) and here (print edition, page 3). The book also received a review in OyeDrum and mention in New York Latin Culture Magazine. In May 2021, Alien Buddha Press made me their artist of the month and featured the book as part of this interview.
Order Hello, New York: The Living And Dead here.