Michael Dweck Resurrects The Brand Called 'Summer'

Michael Dweck Resurrects The Brand Called ‘Summer’

Photographers can be brands, too. Just ask Richard Avedon, Annie Leibovitz or Matthew Ralston. And it’s the same for Michael Dweck who, in 2003, was the first living photographer to have a show at New York’s Sotheby’s. Michael Dweck now is publishing an expanded and revised 10 th anniversary edition of one of his most famous publications, The End: Montauk, N.Y. , his artful study of New York’s surferville. The new edition, which will include only 300 copies and retails for $3,000 each, includes an additional 85 new photographs not included in the original 2004 edition, as well as a controversial essay penned by Peter Beard for the original edition. New edition of The End: Montauk, N.Y. from photographer Michael Dweck, available in limited edition of 300 At the time, publisher Harry N. Abrams felt Beard’s essay was too provocative and had a political undertow not conducive to book sales. “Everything Beard said has turned out to be true,” shrugs photographer Michael Dweck. Spring is in the air in Manhattan. So perhaps it’s a timely reminder just how Summer beaches figure highly in American iconography. Not just the Beach Boys or sun-flared images bursting with sunscreen. Summer beaches have […]

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