Life is Good & Good for You in New York by William Klein

First published in 1956, William Klein’s photographic exploration of the Big Apple remains one of the greatest photographic insights into the city ever published.

Klein called New York, “the city of anguish” and his images get right up against the trials and tribulations of the city and its people and don’t let go. 


About Life is Good & Good for You in New York

Life is Good & Good for You in New York

The original version of this book is way out of our price range but there’s a reprinted edition (linked below) that can be bought affordably from Errata Editions. 

The visual chaos on the pages captures the essence of New York for many New Yorkers and Americans, it’s an unlinching examination of a truly big city. 


Why We Love Life is Good & Good for You in New York

The reproduction of Klein’s work is truly striking and it allows those of us on more reasonable budgets to enjoy the work on an iconic photographer.

There isn’t an image in here that won’t leave your mind whirring with questions and your eyes glued to that moment in time. 


Final Thoughts On Life is Good & Good for You in New York

There are great photobooks and then there’s Life is Good & Good For You In New York, which is unmissable. 

If you want to read other great books of American photography we can recommend The Urban Prisoner, America and Subway, they’re all awesome! 

Grab a copy online here.

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